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    Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig Type IV Photograph Lot of 2, "Called Shot" Image.
    Perhaps the most disputed event in baseball history, Babe Ruth's "Called Shot" in the third game of the 1932 World Series will always be a point of contention among fans. Did he really point to the bleachers where his home run wallop would land right afterwards? Photographs of the event seem to suggest it, although naysayers claim he was simply pointing to the pitcher or the Cubs bench, which was heckling Ruth. Either way, "The Babe" silenced the dugout, the pitcher, and the Cubs fans alike when he nailed the pitch.

    One 7x9" Type IV image in this lot comes from directly after the "Called Shot" and depicts him shaking Lou Gehrig's hand and making his way to the dugout. Original caption attached. The other image, which also shows Ruth being congratulated by Gehrig, comes from the 1929 season. Original caption included, but not attached. Both show moderate wear throughout.


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    April, 2018
    29th Sunday
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