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Lovable Ruth was everyone's Babe
By the Babe
Wednesday, November 19, 2003
About the Babe
Quotes about Babe Ruth
--By Ping Bodie when asked what it was like to room with the Babe, quoted in "Baseball:The Early Years"
--By teammate Joe Dugan
"As he went around third, Ruth gave me the hand sign meaning 'to hell with you.' He was better than me. He was the best that ever lived.
"That big joker hit it clear out of the park for his third home run of the game. It was the longest homer I'd ever seen in baseball."
--Guy Bush of the Pittsburgh Pirates on giving up Ruth's last home run (it was the first to clear the rightfield grandstand at Forbes Field and some estimated the distance at 600 feet.) Quoted in Bush's "Sporting News" obituary after his death.
--Paul Gallico on Ruth in the "New York Daily News"
--John Drebinger on Babe Ruth, quoted by Robert Creamer in "Babe"
--Red Smith, quoted in "Grand Slams and Fumbles" by Peter Beilenson
--Tris Speaker on Babe Ruth's future, 1921
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