Pablo Sandoval put his own Ruthian stamp on the 2012 series by sending three shots out of
|2011 Topps Heritage #40, Pablo Sandoval|
Ruth hit three homers in one game several other times, but his second-best known might be as a Boston Brave on May 25, 1935. That afternoon saw him club career #712 off Pittsburgh starter Red Lucas and #713 and #714 off reliever Guy Bush, the last three Babe would hit. His final homer cleared Forbes Field's 89-foot roof, a first for the 25 year-old ballpark.
Guy Bush was so impressed with Ruth, he gracefully accepted his part in the slugger's final chapter; this 1966 letter to a fan captures that sentiment.
"I feel proud that Babe Ruth hit his last 2 Home Runs off of me – as he more or less made Base Ball what it is to-day. He was by far the greatest of all players."
Ruth appears several times in the #5 type collection, often in sets dedicated to his larger significance as its first transcendent superstar. Each link goes to a set profile.
- 1920 W519 strip cards
- 1921 W521 strip cards
- 1924 Willard's Chocolates
- 1928 Fro-joy Ice Cream
- 1928 Babe Ruth Candy
- 1948 Swell "The Babe Ruth Story"movie cards
- 1980 Babe Ruth Classic Baseball
- 1980 TCMA All-Time Yankees
Thanks to all who've followed along this far; this post marks #714 for the type collection. I can confirm that writing that much about baseball cards makes you feel more like Guy Bush than Babe Ruth!