Posted 5 years ago
This is an original, small snapshot of Babe Ruth at bat. The shot was taken at Yankee Stadium by someone sitting down the right field line.The back of the photo reads in faded pencil, Yankees vs Chicago, Ruth at bat. Under a magnifying glass there is no doubt that it is Babe Ruth at the plate. The distance painted on the wall down the left field line is 301 feet. I checked Yankee Stadium stats and found that the dimentions were changed in 1928 to 301 feet. It stayed at 301 feet until 1976. Now I checked the Hall of Fame uniform database and found that the Chicago White Sox wore dark uniforms as the opposing team does in the photo, in 1926, 1930, and 1931. In 1926 the left field wall was 280 feet, so that eliminated 1926. So the best I could do was to guess the picture of Babe Ruth at bat was taken in either 1930 or 1931 while playing against the White Sox at Yankee Stadium. See the new information in the comment section.