The Babe, A great SF Baseball game, Joe, and the 1901 Chi-Sox.
In 1935, Babe Ruth wrapped up his career as a member of the Boston Braves. He did not finish the season with the Braves as he retired May 30th. He hit .181 with six home runs in 72 at-bats in his final season.
1907. As a long time resident of San Francisco and someone who loves the history of PCL baseball, I would have loved to have seen this exhibition game. Too bad there is not a field at that location anymore as Recreation Park moved several times during the early 1900’s.
May 15, 1941. A great photo of Joe Gordon of the New York Yankees as he leaps for home plate. After his playing career was over, Gordon was often overlooked by bigger stars and teammates from his playing days even though he was a 9 time All-Star, won AL MVP in in 1942 and won 5 World Series rings. He was posthumously recognized and inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009.
The Babe liked to party.
The 1901 Chicago White Sox with first year owner Charles Comiskey. He went on to own and operate the White Sox until his death in 1931.