A recently discovered amateur video of Babe Ruth was discovered in an attic.
In this video, the Babe strikes out, leans on his bat and then after a few moments, he walks away, looking at the ump while dragging his bat. Classic.
This video also shows Babe playing in right field. Here’s an excerpt from the article:
The latest Babe Ruth film, unseen publicly until now, is part of a 90-second clip shot from the first-base stands at Yankee Stadium. There is no sound. But there are sweeping views of the park. And there is Ruth, obvious by his shape and waddle.
He is shown in right field, hands on his knees, glove on his right hand. To a casual fan, it appears unremarkable. But it represents the archive’s only game action of Ruth playing in the outfield — where he spent more than 2,200 games — other than a between-innings game of catch.
Archivists for MLB aren’t sure when the film was made, but they suspect it was in 1928 from images and photographs. They know Babe struck out in games 1 and 2 of the 1928 world series against St. Louis. Maybe it was a world series game.
Hat tip to Alex from the Times for the links.