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By Dan Gutman

On October 1, 1932, in the course of online game 3 of the Chicago Cubs -- long island Yankees global sequence, Babe Ruth belted a protracted domestic run to straightaway centerfield. in accordance with legend, prior to he hit, Babe pointed to the bleachers and boldly expected he might slam the following pitch there.

Did he name the shot or did not he? Witnesses by no means agreed. Like different baseball enthusiasts, Joe Stoshack desires to be aware of the reality. yet in contrast to different fanatics, Joe has the fantastic skill to go back and forth via time and clear up considered one of baseball's maximum puzzles....

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Ruth,” Dad told the doorman in front of the Ansonia Hotel as he slipped a dollar into his hand. “Seventh floor, sir. ” When the elevator door opened on the seventh floor, it was like there was a New Year’s Eve party going on. The apartment door was open and people were spilling out all over the place, wandering in 51 DAN GUTMAN and out of every room. They didn’t look like baseball players. There were guys in suits and ties, women all dressed up, bums in rags, and all kinds of other people in between.

I figured it out in my head. A hundred baseballs at five thousand dollars each would earn Dad five hundred thousand dollars. Half a million dollars! 48 BABE AND ME Not a bad payday, especially for a guy who didn’t have a job. After a few minutes the clerk returned carrying a large canvas sack, sort of like a laundry bag. “We only have seventy-five baseballs in stock,” he apologized. ” He opened the sack to show us it was filled with cardboard boxes, each one containing a dozen baseballs. “I’ll take ’em all,” Dad said, peeling bills out of his wallet.

Dad said, just as happily. I don’t think the two of us had shared a laugh since I was about six or seven years old. 42 7 Three Strikes You’re Out THE ANSONIA HOTEL, WE FOUND OUT, WAS ON SEVENTYFOURTH Street. We were at Fourteenth Street. So we had to go sixty blocks to get to Babe Ruth’s hotel. We started walking uptown. Just around the corner from Union Square Park was a large building with four round columns in front of it. The sign on the front read: NEW YORK SAVINGS AND LOAN. A line of people outside the front door of the bank stretched all the way down the street.

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