Although it has been shown many times over the years, it is still a big argument over whether Babe Ruth actually pointed to the outfield and then hit a home run in exactly the spot he had pointed to. Or was it all just a freak action that became a legend.
Now we have a new legend found on an old film from the Twenties, discovered by a janitor who was cleaning out old films and tapes from the early 1920s's before the building in Boston was to be torn down.
He told some friends and they got together, redoing the old film and there was the Babe hitting against the Red Sox.
In the film, it shows Ruth either stretching before a pitch (the third) and seemed to be pointing toward the upper deck in right field. On the very next pitch, Ruth launched a long home run that not only cleared the fence but the upper deck exactly where he had pointed.
In an section of old newspaper found with the film was the report of Red Sox owner Harry Frazee who sold Ruth to the Yankees, getting flattened by a ball hitting him on the head and knocking off his hat.
Was that the ball that Ruth hit over the upper deck in Boston. Frazee stated that it wasn't Ruth's ball but one a kid had thrown but Boston fans were already sore at Frazee and took the other view.
So now we have a second legend of the greatest baseball player ever in most peoples books.
Did Frazee had enough friends to back up the fact that he was with them on the day of the home run or was he getting to the game late as usual and got flattened by the Babe.
The new findings seem to point out that while Ruth was a pain in the neck while with Boston with his drinking and brawls, he was a major headache for Harry Frazee even after selling him to the New York Yankees!