Wednesday, September 28, 2022

And unlike Ohtani, he played a pretty good outfield, too


 

8 comments:

Rufus T. Firefly said...

So the original Ruth pitched a complete game at age 35.

Which is one more than Ohtani Ruth has in his career.

JM said...

That would be correct, sir.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Love the sepia tint!

Local Bargain Jerk said...


Thanks for posting this, JM. I was somehow unaware of this late-career pitching appearance and reading up on it to learn more will be a pleasure.

JM said...

I didn't take that photo, AA, but thanks for asking.

I was on line for a hot dog at the time.

AboveAverage said...

Well JM, you could have been buying an extra one for the Babe because he did have a wee bit of an appetite . . .

Ruth was the most legendary eater in sports history, bar none. He preferred to take his steaks down raw, covered in a whole bottle of chili sauce. The Bambino had a breakfast fit for a dinosaur, reputedly starting his day with 18-egg omelets. As for his drink of choice in the morning, it wasn’t coffee. No, he liked to start his day with four cups of bourbon and ginger ale. Rumor has it, that during his playing days he sunk beers and guzzled hot dogs at a rate that would have put most people in hospital. Another tale mentions a time Ruth ate 12 hot dogs and drank 8 bottles of soda in between a doubleheader. The Yankee would routinely put on eating shows, amazing crowds of fans gathered around. Ruth was someone who basically ate to a crowd. He grossly over ate when strangers or new friends were with him. He loved his reputation as a greedy feaster, he loved to put on a show to any spectators. Sometimes it was a comedy act, like the time he asked a waiter to decorate his steak with a border of lamb chops. On average it was said Ruth ate around 6,000 calories per day. One of his favorite snacks was pickled eels and chocolate ice cream. Legendary sportswriter H.G. Salsinger who once covered Ruth noted, “He could eat more, drink more, smoke more, swear more, and enjoy himself more than any contemporary.”

The Archangel said...

How do you say "Fuck Ohthani " in Japanese?

borntorun999 said...

Per my wife, “Ohtani Kuso!”