Monday, February 6, 2017

It's Babe Ruth's Birthday

Why are the banks open? Why is trash being collected? Why is there mail?

UPDATE: Tom Derry of Detroit has been throwing an annual Babe Ruth Birthday Party for the last 30 years. He seems like a great guy and his story is worth reading.


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

HE MAY NOT LOOK IT, BUT LETS BOW TO THE GREATEST BASEBALL PLAYER THAT EVER LIVED.

el duque said...

Here here!

SanJoseKid said...

Amen

John M said...

You said it.

Also the birthday of Ronald Reagan and Bob Marley, who are toking together in some strange afterlife we cannot imagine.

Tom said...

Boston's greatest gift. His 1920 & 21 seasons surpass the best Bonds could manage with pharmaceutical aids. Most significant, highest impact athlete of all time.

KD said...

Where is that silver crown? seriously. I want to know.

The Babe hit more home runs in some seasons that other teams hit. Think about that! He was a MONSTER! Tom could not be more correct.

this, from bleacher report:

Ruth’s most impressive feat, however, occurred in 1920 when he smacked a jaw-dropping 54 homers, nearly twice as many as he had hit (29) to break the record the previous season (for perspective, Albert Pujols would have to hit 136 homers to match this feat in modern times).

This number was ridiculous; it was more home runs than any other team in the American League hit during that season—and only the Philadelphia Phillies (with 64) managed to clear Ruth in the National League!

Then, as an added bonus, he did it again when he hit 60 homers in 1927. This one wasn’t quite as impressive, as the rest of the Yankees would have out-homered him on the season, but it was still amazing nonetheless.

We’d be hard-pressed to find another example in sports where one player so out-distanced his competition like Ruth did with home runs in 1920 and 1927.