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Gehrig
08-15-01, 07:17 AM
We all know that Babe Ruth started his career as a pitcher and was a fulll time outfielder by the time he was sold to the Yankees...

But did you know that he made two mound appearances for the Yankees ?!?...

Below is a rare photo of him in one of those appearances. A complete game, 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox, October 1, 1933...

Michaels07
08-15-01, 11:16 AM
Did he bat 3rd or 9th in the order?

Gehrig
08-15-01, 11:17 AM
Originally posted by Michaels07
Did he bat 3rd or 9th in the order?

:lol:

Slippery Elm
08-15-01, 10:29 PM
Did you know that in his early years Ruth was a left-handed catcher?

Did you know Babe Ruth went 5-0 PITCHING for the Yankees, his last win - A COMPLETE GAME - in 1933??

The guy was incredible.

Patrick Walden
08-15-01, 10:55 PM
Career record was 94-46 with a 2.28 ERA. Is there anybody else that even has 50 career wins and 100 career home runs?

Gator
08-15-01, 11:12 PM
The guy had more shutouts than Pedro Martinez. Not too bad :)

MLBfan
08-16-01, 12:10 AM
The Babe was voted the best lefthanded pitcher in the AL while he was with the Rsox, ten years later he was voted the best outfielder in the AL with the Yankees.

SanFrANSKY
08-16-01, 01:56 AM
Posit: since the Babe was such an outstanding pitcher, why not keep him on the staff and stick him in the lineup on days he wasn't pitching?

Seems to me like you'd get more bang for your buck!

bagger015
08-16-01, 02:05 AM
:NY: The more I read about Ruth the more in awe I am about the man. Just unbelievable. What a baseball player. Just amazing. :NY:

Slippery Elm
08-16-01, 02:12 AM
Originally posted by SanFrANSKY
Posit: since the Babe was such an outstanding pitcher, why not keep him on the staff and stick him in the lineup on days he wasn't pitching?

Seems to me like you'd get more bang for your buck!

I wondered about that myself. I guess it was considered too much a strain on his arm, pitching nine innings one day and the next day having to make long throws from RF.