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Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth

Jim Egan

Regular price $1,800.00
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Medium: Oil
Dimensions: 20 x 16

I lived in Philadelphia, but I was a big New York Yankees fan. I never got to see Babe Ruth play, and we didn’t have all of the electronic devices we have today. Back then, we had baseball cards with all the stats; we knew everybody’s batting average. (My wife, Carol, by the way, is an expert on the Dodgers.) In the film The Babe, I remember the scene where he went to St. Vincent’s Hospital and told a sick young boy, Johnny Sylvester, that he would hit two home runs for him. When “Bambino” came up to bat in the seventh inning, he pointed out to left field, and the catcher said something to him, and he pointed again to left field, and that ball followed the sightline to where he pointed.

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