Shieber: Two panoramic photos of Babe Ruth and the Yankees

From SABR member Tom Shieber at Baseball Researcher on February 8, 2016:

On September 19, 1920, in a special screening at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Babe Ruth made his major film debut in a silent film titled “Headin’ Home.” But Ruth and his Yankees teammates were unable to attend, as they were nearing the end of an extended road trip to the western cities of the American League: Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, and St. Louis.

On September 22, 1920, Babe Ruth and the Yankees played an exhibition game against the Indianapolis Indians of the minor league American Association at Indy’s Washington Park. A fantastic panoramic photograph taken prior to the game can be found at the Indiana Historical Society’s Digital Image Collections web site.


According to an article in the Indianapolis News the day of the Yankees-Indians exhibition game, special bleachers were erected in order to accommodate the expected crowd of some 15,000 fans, each eager to see the “great and only Babe Ruth.”

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Originally published: February 9, 2016. Last Updated: February 9, 2016.