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How come Gehrig was allowed to use his cell phone in the dugout?
I am not sure if it's the camera angle but it appears that the catcher has a less crouched stance when receiving the ball than what I see from catchers today.
The Babe did not cheat himself when swinging the bat.
As I recall Ruth was injured and missed a number of games in 1925.
Does anyone know the nature of his injury/illness?
He almost looks like a slow pitch softball player. Not his body shape, but the way he totally commits to the swing and moves his entire body forward.
As the sporting industry exploded in the 1920s, athletic trainers and their charges immediately saw the possibilities of using his research. Even the Big Bambino himself, Babe Ruth, injected himself with extract from a sheep's testicles, hoping for increased power at the plate (and in the bedroom). He attempted this only once, and it made him incredibly ill; the Yankees covered the story by telling the press that the Babe just had one of his famous bellyaches. Even though the Yankees tend to celebrate all things Babe Ruth, they have never, to my knowledge, had "Sheep Testicles Day" at the stadium.
Some people believe Babe was ill from injecting sheep testicle extract. I'm being 100% serious when I post this.
Sean, that story has been mentioned in about 5,000 steroids threads here over the past 10 years.
That was the year that he suffered from "The Bellyache Heard 'Round the World", which caused him to faint and convulse a few times.
He attempted this only once, and it made him incredibly ill
seeing this footage really emphasizes just what a huge sonofabitch he really was compared to other players of his time.
Unless he wasn't yet wholly recovered?
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