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100th Birthday Of Babe Ruth, Richard C. Crepeau May 1995

100th Birthday Of Babe Ruth, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

For a diversion last Friday night I headed off to Shea Stadium for the Mets' home opener with the Cardinals. It was a wild one with the Mets coming from behind to win 10-8. But it was even wilder among the fans. There were fights in the stands too numerous to count, including a evening ending brawl down the left field line that send two fans out on strechers with bandaged heads. No fewer that seven different game stoppages came as fans ran on the field. Some went to center field, one came sliding home, one literally stole third base ...


Babe Ruth, Richard C. Crepeau Feb 1995

Babe Ruth, Richard C. Crepeau

On Sport and Society

Last Monday, February 6th, was the 100th Birthday of George Herman Ruth: the Babe, the Bambino, the Sultan of Swat, the Baron of Bam, the King of Slam, the greatest sports hero in American history, and one of the greatest baseball players in the history of the game.