Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig were the heart of the Yankees’ “Murderer’s Row” lineup, but most people have only seen the two take hacks in blurry, grainy old newsreel footage where they round the bases like the fast forward button is stuck.
Thanks to the wonders of modern technology and video editing we can now see the two legends up close and in greater detail than we’ve ever seen them before. The video shows the Babe and Gehrig take BP hacks before a 1931 exhibition game, and is cleaned up at real-time speed with slo-motion replays.
It’s as close as you’ll get to watching from the stands in your three piece suit with a funny hat. If you like sports history, this is a helluva find.
Also, Colin is more convinced than ever that The Babe couldn’t hit a sliddy.