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Angelo Roncalli
05-31-2012, 11:26 AM
The Bambino on a visit to campus in the late '20's.

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/540546_10150922340219709_74864434708_9651207_17660 23943_n.jpg

sittingon50
06-01-2012, 10:41 AM
the background on this? I'm a baseball guy but can't recall stories of The Babe barnstorming in the area.

Angelo Roncalli
06-01-2012, 11:16 AM
the background on this? I'm a baseball guy but can't recall stories of The Babe barnstorming in the area.


On November 16, 1926, home run king George Herman “Babe” Ruth came to campus to meet the Gonzaga football team. Ruth was in Spokane for a week at the Pantages Theater. At 200 pounds, Ruth wore the biggest football suit available at Gonzaga. After punting the ball a few times, he met with members of the team, and gave a short talk and said that he was unofficially picking them to win the Homecoming game on Thanksgiving Day against Washington State College. (WSC beat Gonzaga 7-0 with a crowd of over 10,000 at Gonzaga).

He was apparently in Spokane at least a couple of times...

http://natpark.org/Baseball.html

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-27400763.html

http://books.google.com/books?id=N6Yte06lUOQC&pg=PA122&lpg=PA122&dq=babe+ruth+%22natatorium+park%22&source=bl&ots=JM0eiW1fhg&sig=U3z7-SSFKSXu5XMSz-3rt1HJKjg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=KAbJT7iTJOjg2QXltfDaCw&ved=0CFQQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=babe%20ruth%20%22natatorium%20park%22&f=false

sittingon50
06-01-2012, 08:12 PM
Thanks Angelo.

treehorn
06-02-2012, 10:34 AM
The Museum of History and Industry has a few photos (http://content.lib.washington.edu/cdm-mohai/results.php?accept=on&CISOOP1=all&CISOFIELD1=CISOSEARCHALL&CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOSUPPRESS=1&CISOROOT=%2Fimlsmohai&CISOBOX1=Babe+Ruth&x=53&y=14) of Ruth visiting Seattle in 1924 and 1927.


http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x308/treehorn06/BabeRuthandboyplayingbaseballSeattle1927.jpg

zag4life2011
06-04-2012, 07:28 PM
the background on this? I'm a baseball guy but can't recall stories of The Babe barnstorming in the area.

This explains it all: http://news.gonzaga.edu/2011/1926-27-gonzagas-125th