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Pitching just felt like the most natural thing in the world

Striking out batters was easy.’

‘How to hit home runs: I swing as hard as I can, and I try to swing right through the ball. I missed with the second.Some quotes that The Babe said and what some other people had to say about Babe Ruth.”
Babe Ruth, when told that President Hoover made less than the $80,000 he was demanding in 1930. I hit big or I miss big.”
by Mark Maxon

“I had a better year than he did. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime. He was the best that ever lived.”
Teammate Joe Dugan

“Every big leaguer and his wife should teach their children to pray, “God bless Mommy, God bless Daddy, and God bless Babe Ruth. He was a worldwide celebrity, an international star, the likes of which baseball has never seen since. As he went around third, Ruth gave me the hand sign meaning ‘to hell with you..’

‘Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back. The ball would leave the bat, pause briefly, suddenly gain its bearings then take off for the stands.’ He was better than me.) Quoted in Bush’s “Sporting News” obituary after his death. I like to live as big as I can. I told my catcher, Tommy Padden, he was not good enough to hit my fastball. Ruth..”
Waite Hoyt

“He wasn’t a baseball player. I touch all the bases when I hit a home run.

I swing big, with everything I’ve got. They were like homing pigeons. Ruth’s funeral took place on a day of such heat that pallbearer and former teammate Joe Dugan said, “I’d give a hundred dollars for a beer. The harder you grip the bat, the more you can swing it through the ball, and the farther the ball will go. The next pitch I nodded to Tommy.

Feel free to pass this article on to baseball enthusiasts that you know. It was the longest homer I’d ever seen in baseball. I get back to the dugout and they ask me what it was I hit and I tell them ‘I don’t know except it looked good. They were something special. Pitching just felt like the most natural thing in the world.” The old pitcher Waite Hoyt replied in Ruth’s spirit: “So would the Babe.”

The following quotes were made by teammates, a broadcaster and an opponent
“No one hit home runs the way Babe did.’

‘As soon as I got out there I felt a strange relationship with the pitcher’s mound. It was on the outside corner.’

All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it. I was going to throw the ball past Mr.

“Hotter ‘n hell, ain’t it, Prez?”
Babe Ruth, after meeting Calvin Coolidge

This next group of quotes was made by Babe Ruth
‘I have only one superstition.” — Guy Bush of the Pittsburgh Pirates on giving up Ruth’s last home run (it was the first to clear the right field grandstand at Forbes Field and some estimated the distance at 600 feet.’
“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. That big joker hit it clear out of the park 3D Socks Knitting Machine for his third home run of the game.”
Lefty Gomez

“To understand him you had to understand this: he wasn’t human. I was a little mad.’

‘I won’t be happy until we have every boy in America between the ages of six and sixteen wearing a glove and swinging a bat.

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. I came through with a fastball for strike one.”
Babe Ruth

In August 1948, Ruth died of throat cancer and lay in state at Yankee Stadium, the baseball cathedral built on the fruits of his work.”
Broadcaster Ernie Harwell

“He came up again in the ninth. It was as if I’d been born out there.

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