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Babe Ruth as a pitcher, in 1914...

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April 11, 1914

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, April 11, 1914 

* Very early & rare Babe Ruth mention
* Baltimore Orioles baseball pitcher

A very small, inconspicuous report at the bottom of the sports page is headed: "Watch Those Yanks" doesn't do much more than mention a game with the Baltimore Orioles (then of the International League), when Babe Ruth was a member of the Baltimore team. At the very bottom is: "Batteries: Keating, Caldwell and Sweeney; Ruth and Egan".
This is one of the earliest mentions of Babe Ruth to be had, & ironic that this game was against the team he would make famous in a few years.
Always nice to find items of significant people long before they would be prominent in the world of sports or politics.
Complete in 14 pages, very nice condition. 

Category: The 20th Century