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Old 03-11-2018, 04:29 PM
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100% not Babe Ruth. Could be his brother Bob Ruth tho...
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Old 03-11-2018, 04:40 PM
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Please post a better scan of the caption and I will research
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Old 03-11-2018, 04:52 PM
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A young William Bendix...
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Old 03-11-2018, 04:55 PM
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The umpire on the left appears to be (as mentioned in the OP), Bill Summers, who was an American League umpire from 1933-1959, and had a card in 1955 Bowman:




He apparently umpired in the Eastern League from 1921-1932. The Buffalo Bisons were an Eastern League team.

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The only remote possibility I can find for the event in the photo. I didn't dig deep enough to see about Dawson or whatever that name actually is.

http://ampoleagle.com/babe-ruth-play...-p3671-124.htm

Joe Dawson vaguely resembles the player shown, but wasn't even in the minors until after these games.
Summers, of course was a minor league umpire at the time, but I didn't dig deep enough to see if he might have done a barnstorming game.
The game does seem to have been against a negro league team, so there's maybe something in the story.

Neat Photo, but not Ruth, even if he played in the game.
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The only thing true about that story is she fed those 3
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Old 03-11-2018, 05:21 PM
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Memories change over several years, it's really common. The main points usually stick, but the details drift. I've even tried to track down stuff I "knew" I was involved with in a certain year, only to find out I was a year off.

The closeup does look a lot more like him, but I haven't seen a pic of Ruth smiling like that, and even in pics from before 1920 he looks more wrinkly. I guess that can change or be hidden by the focus?
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Absolutely not Babe's front teeth.
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That's Babe Ruth, just like we're all three of the Alou Bothers.

Buffalo left the Eastern League after 1911, and while we won't yet swear to it, we're pretty sure
that buffalo head on the absolutely-not-Babe-Ruth-guy's jersey was never used as the logo for
any Buffalo team, Eastern League, Federal League, International League, nor American Association.

Possibly the Texas League Houston Buffaloes of 1907-58...
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So ya'll are saying there's a chance? Here is a blow up of the caption, anyway.
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