Thursday, March 24, 2011

Rare Footage of Ruth and Gehrig, 1927

No sport has a better history than baseball.  None.  Finding any new footage can have a "holy grail" feel to it. 

Enter footage found in a cellar in Illinois.  It is of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, at a gathering thought to be in Sioux Falls, SD, during a barnstorming tour in 1927.

John Branch tells the rest of the story in the New York Times.  Links are included to other discoveries, including recently found footage of Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Walter Johnson in an instructional video, believed to be shot in Yankee Stadium in 1924.

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