1925 Mrs. Babe Ruth and Daughter Wire Photo Taken During “Bellyache Heard ‘Round the World” EpisodeGo Back
1925 Mrs. Babe Ruth and Daughter Wire Photo Taken During “Bellyache Heard ‘Round the World” Episode
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In 1925, Ruth showed up at Spring Training, dismally out of shape. He endured the rigors of camp, and seemed prepared to face the regular season. But on the train ride back to the Big Apple, he fell gravely ill and was admitted for an “intestinal abscess.” To protect Ruth’s enormous reputation, one sportswriter made up the story that he had eaten too many hot dogs and drank too much soda causing his digestive crisis. (For that matter, headlines appeared briefly citing his demise.) To the adoring sports world, the episode became known as the “Bellyache Heard ‘Round the World.” Ruth was bedridden for seven weeks before finally rejoining the team in early June. This United Press Photo shows Mrs. Babe Ruth and their daughter (Julia) outside New York’s St. Vincent’s Hospital as they were about to pay the convelescing Babe a visit. The photo is tear-free and has minor creases on one corner. With two small foreign pieces of paper applied to the top right corner, we report this photo overall Excellent. The reverse has a UPI stamp with the caption written in pencil. A historic photo of two of the Babe’s biggest fans, and one pertinent to a major news story of 1925.
1925,Photo,Press Babe Ruth,Spring Training
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