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    Confirmed by Gehrig: Ruth called his shot!

    Never-before-heard audio clip gives insight on fabled moment.

    Did Babe Ruth really call his shot in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series?

    If only we had an eyewitness. Someone with close proximity to the Babe in the batter’s box that afternoon of Oct. 1, 1932, at Wrigley Field. Someone who could attest to the truthfulness of the tale. Someone not known to be prone to exaggeration. Someone we can trust.

    Someone like Lou Gehrig.

    Well, thanks to an author who has uncovered an audio clip believed to have gone unheard by the general public for 88 years, we have that now. We have Gehrig, in an unmistakable and downright adorable New York accent, telling an audience of millions on a national radio show about the Called Shot mere days after its supposed occurrence.

    Listen here.

    https://www.mlb.com/news/babe-ruth-c...rig-audio-clip

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    Re: Confirmed by Gehrig: Ruth called his shot!

    Thanks for the link. We can never know for certain, but I agree that Gehrig, even reading from a script, is a credible witness.
    "Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."

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    Re: Confirmed by Gehrig: Ruth called his shot!

    I listen to this last night. It was really cool. I also think Gehrig is credible.

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    Re: Confirmed by Gehrig: Ruth called his shot!

    Weird audio, though. I feel like in the next 15 seconds he would have said that Ruth was able to do it because he drank his Ovaltine. You, too, can call your shot in a World Series if you drink your Ovaltine.

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    Re: Confirmed by Gehrig: Ruth called his shot!

    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    Weird audio, though. I feel like in the next 15 seconds he would have said that Ruth was able to do it because he drank his Ovaltine. You, too, can call your shot in a World Series if you drink your Ovaltine.

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