Preston: Did Babe Ruth bat right-handed in a game after hitting three home runs?
From SABR member J.G. Preston at the J.G. Preston Experience on March 4, 2013:
Look, I don’t mean to pick on Leigh Montville, but his “The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth” just happens to be the book I’ve been reading lately. And I found another sentence that made me stop and say, really? From page 312 of the hardback:
In 1930 he hit three home runs against the Philadelphia A’s, then came to the plate the fourth time, batted right-handed for two strikes, then stepped across the plate and swung with a fury to strike out on the next pitch.
And it’s not.
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