December 30, 1989
Richard Sandomir says in his Dec. 22 article, "Legacy of Earning Power," that Babe Ruth "is one of those people who rose to the top and just stayed there." Well, Babe Ruth is legendary proof that no matter what the current style of playing baseball and no matter what is hot in the sport, a player who continually gives his all from the heart will have real staying power. CLARENCE B. SANTOS Los Angeles
July 21, 1998 |
What: "Outside the Lines: Babe Ruth's Larger Than Life Legacy" Where: ESPN When: Today, 4:30 p.m. ESPN's award-winning "Outside the Lines" series hits a home run with this special that commemorates the 50th anniversary of Babe Ruth's death (Aug. 16, 1948). ESPN is beating HBO to the punch, with HBO showing its Babe Ruth special on the anniversary of his death.
January 31, 2010 |
The reviews of Don DeLillo's last few novels put me in mind of the sports journalist who, after a certain Yankee game, wrote, " Babe Ruth was not able to make any home runs." Critics of "The Body Artist," "Cosmopolis" and especially "Falling Man" seem to want DeLillo to be the Babe Ruth of novelists, to keep writing "Underworld" and "Libra," those long, magisterial books about big American events. Such people will probably not regard his new novel, "Point Omega," which weighs in at not much more than 100 pages, as a literary home run. Yet "Point Omega" is a splendid, fierce novel by a deep practitioner of the form.
September 21, 2000
A financial look at Babe Ruth, in today's dollars: Earnings as a Yankee: $7.9 million Endorsement earnings: $19 million His first pro contract: $9,800 Fines paid in mid-1920's: $71,000 His 1927 salary: $642,000 Value of estate at death: $2.4 million The Yankees earned $30 million while Ruth played; his major league career lasted from 1914-1935. * Source: "Money Secrets of the Rich and Famous" (Michael Reynard, Allworth Press, 1999)
April 28, 2005
Hank Aaron 2,297 Babe Ruth 2,204 Lou Gehrig 1,990 Ty Cobb 1,960 Stan Musial 1,951 * ACTIVE Barry Bonds 1,843 Rafael Palmeiro 1,782 Sammy Sosa 1,541 Jeff Bagwell 1,521
August 20, 1986
Services were held for former New York Yankee player Sammy Bruce Vick, who died Sunday in Memphis, Tenn. Vick, 91, played in the majors from 1917-1930 and was the only man who ever pinch-hit for Babe Ruth.
June 22, 1991
The June 3 Special Screenings column stated that in the 1928 comedy "Speedy," Harold Lloyd's cabbie character drove Babe Ruth wildly across town to Yankee Stadium in Brooklyn. Obviously, Ruth missed the game that day, since Yankee Stadium was, and still is, in the Bronx. ZACHARY A. CHARLES Burbank