By Dan Gutman
On October 1, 1932, in the course of online game 3 of the Chicago Cubs -- manhattan Yankees international sequence, Babe Ruth belted a protracted domestic run to straightaway centerfield. in line with legend, earlier than he hit, Babe pointed to the bleachers and boldly estimated he might slam the following pitch there.
Did he name the shot or did not he? Witnesses by no means agreed. Like different baseball fanatics, Joe Stoshack desires to understand the reality. yet in contrast to different enthusiasts, Joe has the superb skill to shuttle via time and resolve one in all baseball's maximum puzzles....
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Looks like strike three, Dad,” I said. “It ain’t over till it’s over,” he replied. While the clerk scurried to the back of the store to see how many baseballs he could round up, Dad explained his strategy to me. “A clean ball with Babe Ruth’s signature on it is worth five thousand dollars in our time,” he told me. ” I figured it out in my head. A hundred baseballs at five thousand dollars each would earn Dad five hundred thousand dollars. Half a million dollars! 48 BABE AND ME Not a bad payday, especially for a guy who didn’t have a job.
I recognized him as the guy who’d been sitting in the car next to Babe. “Mr. Ruth saw what happened a few minutes ago,” Walsh said. “He felt bad and asked me to tell you to stop by his suite at the Ansonia Hotel tonight. ” Dad exclaimed, pumping the guy’s hand vigorously. When Walsh disappeared into the crowd of faces on the street, Dad and I looked at each other and laughed. ” I said gleefully. ” Dad said, just as happily. I don’t think the two of us had shared a laugh since I was about six or seven years old.
You ask him,” I said. “He’s supposed to be a sucker for kids,” Dad pointed out. ” Babe was still signing away for the people pressed against his car. I patted my pockets. All I could come up with was the pack of baseball cards I had brought with me to get us home. “I could have him sign a card,” I suggested. “Forget that,” Dad snorted. ” Babe yelled. ” Dad and I looked around on the ground frantically to see if we could find a scrap of paper. But everybody had scooped them up already. I think Dad and I saw it at the same moment.