• Short Summary

    Clip of baseball legend Babe Ruth hitting a home run for New York Yankees.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown

    United States of America. American Voiceover.

    Shots of American baseball legend Babe Ruth (George Herman Ruth) hitting a home run and running around the bases during a World Series match. He is playing for the New York Yankees. Quick cut away to show the packed stadium.

    Amendment March 2011:
    This is October 8th, 1927, Yankee Stadium. The final game of the series.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    572.10
    Media URN:
    58765
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    sound
    hd format:
    2k
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:26:00 / 01:31:42:00
    Canister:
    UN 129 E

Comments (1)

  1. slinkyfarm says

    The Yankees didn\'t wear numbers on their uniforms until 1929, and Babe Ruth never hit a World Series home run at Yankee Stadium while wearing #3. It would have to be assembled pieces of stock footage to illustrate a story after the fact.

    It\'s hard to tell, but it appears to me that the third-baseman may be wearing a Red Sox jersey. Ruth did hit home runs against right-handed Red Sox pitchers on Opening Day in both 1929 and 1931, when Yankee Stadium would have been decorated with celebratory bunting. To narrow it down more, I\'d suggest finding a source indicating when the Yankees would have had a first-base coach wearing #30. The uniform registry at baseball-reference.com did not list coaches.

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