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    The Bambino on a visit to campus in the late '20's.

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    the background on this? I'm a baseball guy but can't recall stories of The Babe barnstorming in the area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sittingon50 View Post
    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=N6Y...ark%22&f=false
    You have to love the Gonzaga fan. Not satisfied to be affronted merely by common hosings at the hands of ragtag referees, he plows all avenues of discontent. - John Blanchette

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    Thanks Angelo.
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    The Museum of History and Industry has a few photos of Ruth visiting Seattle in 1924 and 1927.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sittingon50 View Post
    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

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