|Title||Babe Ruth and boy playing baseball, Seattle, 1927 |
|Caption||George Herman "Babe" Ruth, well-known for being "the captain of the home run industry" and for his swaggering style, hit his 60th home run of the season on September 30, 1927, for the New York Yankees, setting the record for home runs in a season. Much of the Seattle press gave little notice to this event, although The Seattle Times noted that "the probabilities are great that sixty home runs will stand for many years as a busy season's work." Upon Ruth's retirement in 1935, no one had hit half as many home runs as his record of 714 -- a record that stood for almost four decades.|
In this 1927 photograph, Ruth is out of uniform in a Seattle yard batting while a young boy crouches on a chair playing catcher.
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Babe Ruth.|
Caption information sources: HistoryLink.org, TheBaseballPage.com.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): December 11, 1927.
|Subjects||Baseball players--New York (State)--New York; Backyards--Washington (State)--Seattle; Children--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Ruth, Babe, 1895-1948 |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5G.2629 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 glass negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |