Extraordinary and Unique Babe Ruth Signed "Called Shot" 1948 Courtley Toiletries Magazine Page - Measures 8-1/4" x 9-1/2" PSA 9 MINT AUTO GRADE
Fact or fiction? Myth or legend? Did he or didn't he? Babe Ruth's 1932 World Series iconic "Called Shot" story will forever stand as one of our National Pastime's greatest moments. As majestic as the monstrous home run Ruth clouted off of Charlie Root in game three of the 1932 World Series at Wrigley Field is the actual ambiguity of the event. Indeed, some 90 years later, even the most sophisticated baseball historians are still pondering the conundrum of a lifetime: Did Babe Ruth actually point towards the centerfield bleachers and "call" his home run or was he simply making a hand gesture out towards the mound at Charlie Root?
While sports fans may never achieve full resolution for that momentous question, what we do know with 100% certainty is that the Bambino's "Called Shot" remains a "larger than life" story about baseball's undisputed greatest all-time player. As legendary sportscaster Bob Costas once so eloquently noted: "Ruth's Called Shot is a fable that bears all the markings of a tall tale, yet refuses to give up its claim on the truth." Let's turn back the clock and set the stage for our passionate readers - this revered moment in time took place on October 1, 1932 at the Chicago Cub's Wrigley Field before some 50,000 delirious home fans, who focused a majority of their attention on jeering Ruth and literally riding him like a horse on Derby Day!
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