Re: Extraordinary Feat
Ruth to me was an absolutely amazing creature. Keep in mind he was one of the top pitchers in MLB baseball before he made the switch to a full time position plater. Then once he became a position player he absolutely shattered the HR records.
A good comparison would be if the Nationals announced Stephen Strasburg was going to give up pitching but instead focus on hitting. Strasburg would then respond the next season by hitting 100 plus homeruns.
Ruth is one guy I hope to meet in the afterlife.
"Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard