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sushihotwings
02-23-2018, 11:22 AM
https://www.cheshireacademy.org/page/joe-hasel-babe-ruth-interview

Take a listen. Very interesting.

Leon
02-23-2018, 11:52 AM
That was an awesome listen. Thanks for posting it. Any Babe Ruth fan should listen. You will probably learn quite a bit from the Babe himself.

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tennisguy
02-23-2018, 12:15 PM
I enjoyed that! Thanks for sharing.

ibuysportsephemera
02-23-2018, 12:17 PM
Very cool..thanks!

Jeff

ullmandds
02-23-2018, 12:22 PM
fantastic!!!

triwak
02-23-2018, 12:38 PM
Cool! Had heard about this, but hadn't yet heard it. Thanks for posting.

edjs
02-23-2018, 12:39 PM
That was really cool. I would love to hear more.

rhettyeakley
02-23-2018, 12:45 PM
Pretty cool!

Interesting that of all the pitchers Babe faced he stated he the hardest time with Hub Pruett (due to an unusual windup it seems)...

http://www.starsofthediamond.com/25zeepruett.JPG http://www.starsofthediamond.com/26zeepruett.jpg

Pruett is also featured in the W503 and Diaz Cigarettes sets.

Donscards
02-23-2018, 01:01 PM
Loved it, great to hear that great voice and the Babe talking about pitching and golf.

ullmandds
02-23-2018, 01:24 PM
the recall of baseball players always amazes me...ruth remembers games from 30 yrs prior like they were yesterday!

Snapolit1
02-23-2018, 01:26 PM
Loved it, great to hear that great voice and the Babe talking about pitching and golf.

Can't listen right now but am looking forward to it. About how long is it?

sushihotwings
02-23-2018, 01:45 PM
So far they only released about 5 minutes, but they anticipate releasing more in the future. I really felt like I was in a time machine for a few minutes.

h2oya311
02-23-2018, 02:11 PM
the recall of baseball players always amazes me...ruth remembers games from 30 yrs prior like they were yesterday!

His responses sounded so natural, but I'm guessing he had the questions lined up ahead of time and had written some notes prior to the interview. His recollection of certain world series games and his scoreless innings streak was pretty amazing (almost too amazing).

z28jd
02-23-2018, 02:29 PM
Just some quick incomplete research from Ruth vs Pruett:

In 1922, Ruth went 2-for-11 vs Pruett, with a HR, 2 BB and 7 K's
In 1923, he was 2-for-7 with a HR, two walks and 3 K's (missing three at-bats)
1924 he was 0-for-1 with three unknown AB's

So you have him going 4-for-19, 2 HR, 4 BB, 10 K's (6 AB's I didn't find) during the three years they faced each other

clydepepper
02-23-2018, 02:37 PM
Great David! Thanks for Sharing.

Rookiemonster
02-23-2018, 02:43 PM
That was great! The hardest hitter was sam Crawford ? I wasn't sure what he said. And who was the pitcher? Sounds like the guy was throwing gas and whipping his arm like modern pitchers.

ullmandds
02-23-2018, 03:08 PM
His responses sounded so natural, but I'm guessing he had the questions lined up ahead of time and had written some notes prior to the interview. His recollection of certain world series games and his scoreless innings streak was pretty amazing (almost too amazing).

dunno...i went to yankees fantasy camp a few times and al downing was my coach one of those times...the recall he had just shooting the shit at the bar was insane. he remembered tiny little details from his earliest times in the biggs literally 50 years prior.

Northviewcats
02-23-2018, 04:23 PM
Enjoyed the clip. Thanks for sharing it.