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Newspaper Clippings from the 1920s and 1930s

Babe Ruth

"It is impossible to watch him at bat without experiencing an emotion. I have seen hundreds of ballplayers at the plate, and none of them managed to convey the message of impending doom to the pitcher that Babe Ruth did with the cock of his head, the position of his legs and the little gentle waving of the bat, feathered in his two big paws." - New York Daily News circa 1930.

"How to hit home runs: I swing as hard as I can, and I try to swing right through the ball. I swing big with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can." - Babe Ruth.

"From now on I intend to organize my own law out there in right field. From now on any fan who thinks he has a license to use bad language in the right field bleacher is going to get a fine surprise.... If any fan in the future uses indecent language, either to me or any other Yankee, I will stop the game, call a policeman, and have the fan thrown out of the park. I am going to be my own law from now on." - Babe Ruth quoted in the 'New York Daily Telegram, May 30, 1929.

"Hot as Hell, ain't it, Prez." - On being introduced to President Calvin Coolidge on a hot, humid day before a game at the old Washington Senators' stadium.

"Lou Gehrig is a wonderful guy to room with. He doesn't snore and he could sleep on a meat hook." - Babe Ruth on roommate Lou Gehrig.

"On Fame - I knew an old priest once. How I envy him. He was not trying to please a crowd. He was merely trying to please his own immortal soul... So fame never came to him... I am listed as a famous home-runner, yet beside that obscure priest, who was so good and so wise, I never got to first base." - Babe Ruth on Fame - What I think of it... American Magazine, August 1933. - Newspaper Clippings

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