Babe Ruth’s Major League Baseball Debut, 100 Years Ago
George Herman “Babe” Ruth made his major league debut with the Boston Red Sox one hundred years ago on July 11, 1914. Originally signed as a pitcher, Ruth quickly established a reputation for hitting, breaking the single season home run record by 1919. Ruth played with the Red Sox for 5 years until his contract was sold to the New York Yankees in 1919 (and triggering the now-reversed “Curse of the Bambino” and denying Boston another World Series title for 86 years).
Ruth is seen in this unidentified newsreel excerpt, circa 1919. Based on the clues in the title frame, our best guess is this was the September 8, 1919 Red Sox-Yankees game at the New York Polo Grounds, when Ruth hit his 26th home run of the season.
(This footage is part of a documentary film collection donated to the National Archives by CBS in 1967)
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As we celebrate the birth of our Nation and the freedom we have been blessed with we thought this recording was worth sharing. We think you will agree and want to make sure everyone you know gets to hear it too.
John Wayne was and still is an American icon and his heart bled red, white, and blue. this stirring spoken word recording is sure to fill you with pride and you might even shed a tear or two. At the very least, it is hard to listen to this without getting chills.
In honor of 238 years of Independence we present John Wayne’s America, Why I Love Her.