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Posted 2 years ago

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Babe Ruth (George Herman Ruth Jr.) Feb. 6, 1895 - August 16, 1948.

Brother Matthias, one of the monks at St. Mary’s, took an instant liking to George Jr. and became a positive role model and father-like figure to George Jr. while at St. Mary’s. Brother Matthias also happened to help George Jr. refine his baseball skills, working tirelessly with him on hitting, fielding and pitching skills. George Jr. became so good at baseball that the Brothers invited Jack Dunn, owner of the Baltimore Orioles, to come watch George Jr. play. Dunn was obviously impressed, as he offered a contract to George Jr. in February 1914 after watching him for less than an hour. Since George Jr. was only 19 at the time, Dunn had to become George’s legal guardian in order to complete the contract. Upon seeing George Jr. for the first time, the Orioles players referred to him as “Jack’s newest babe”, and thus the most famous nickname in American sports history was born. Thereafter, George Herman Ruth Jr. was known as the Babe.
(from www.baberuth.com/biography)
Thanks for looking,
Dave

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  1. musikchoo musikchoo, 2 years ago
    I love the watch. Babe was the greatest!!
  2. musikchoo musikchoo, 2 years ago
    I have never encountered one of these watches before! Do you know how many were made and what year they were produced?
  3. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    musikchoo,
    According to Shugart's Complete Guide to Watches, the Babe Ruth watch was made by Exact Time, ca. 1948. they came with baseball & pledge card.
    I do not know how many was produced or what the box, baseball & pledge card looked like.
    Dave
  4. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks kerry, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, Manikin, AR8Jason, musikchoo, jimborasco, geo26e, packrat-place, bratjdd for showing interest in THE BABE,
    Dave
  5. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks chevy59 & officialfuel for the appreciation.
    Dave

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