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The "Babe" during batting practice at Fenway during series with Sox

The "Babe" during batting practice at Fenway during series with Sox

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Title:
The "Babe" during batting practice at Fenway during series with Sox
Description:
New York Yankee Babe Ruth (#3) swinging away in the batting cage in front of coach Johnny Schulte (#21) at Fenway Park. Teammate Lou Gehrig (#4) looks on.
Photographer:
Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967
Date:
1934
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
Glass negatives
Location:
Boston Public Library
Print Department
Collection (local):
Leslie Jones Collection
Series:
Sports: Identified [Baseball]
Subjects:
Baseball players
Baseball
New York Yankees (Baseball team)
Fenway Park (Boston, Mass.)
Ruth, Babe, 1895-1948
Gehrig, Lou, 1903-1941
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Extent:
1 negative : glass, black & white ; 4 x 5 in.
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Terms of Use:
Copyright (c) Leslie Jones.
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Notes:
Original data provided by Leslie Jones or the Boston Public Library on the negative or negative sleeve: The "Babe" during batting practice at Fenway during series with Sox, n.d.
Corrected date based on research by the Society for American Baseball Research, 2010-2011.
Summary provided by the Society for American Baseball Research, 2010-2011.
The only catcher to wear #21 while Ruth was with the Yankees was coach Johnny Schulte in 1934. His final season as a catcher in the majors had been a total of 25 games with the Browns and Braves in 1932. He was not on the Yankees active roster, but his name/uniform number do appear on Yankees scorecards from that season (Society for American Baseball Research, 2010-2011).
Accession #:
08_06_010969