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Historical Tidbit: Babe Ruth, 100 Years Ago - 5/25/22

 
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dodgerblue6



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PostPosted: Wed 5/25/22 11:10 pm    Post subject: Historical Tidbit: Babe Ruth, 100 Years Ago - 5/25/22 Reply with quote

Something I read on another page (no source cited):

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After being called out for trying to stretch a single into a double, 100 years ago today--May 25, 1922--Babe Ruth threw dirt into the umpire's eye, went after a heckler in the stands, and finished his tirade by standing on the dugout roof, calling the crowd "yellow" cowards!

These actions resulted in a one-game suspension and a $200 fine and cost the "Bambino" his Yankee captaincy, which he had held for less than a week.


Oh, dear...

So, I dug a little further with my research and found this from a SABR page.
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PostPosted: Thu 5/26/22 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I loved reading that! Lol

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"Nobody loves a fat man.” The catcalls heaped on him from the stands on May 25 finally became too much and Ruth snapped.


Fat shaming, even back then! Surprised
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