Card of the Moment #12
December 24th, 2009 by slangon

I’ve always been a fan of historical legends in general, but especially when those legends involve baseball. Easily one of the most popular and best loved of these legends (at least by me) is the legend that Babe Ruth called his shot during the 5th inning of Game 3 of the 1932 World Series against the Cubs.

Of course the story goes that all afternoon, the Cubs bench was really giving it to Ruth. During the fifth, with Ruth at bat against Cub’s pitcher Charlie Root, with a 2-2 count, Ruth pointed to the center field fence. Root’s next pitch was a hanging curve that Ruth blasted an estimated 440 feet right to where he was pointing. Is it true? Probably only Babe Ruth knows for sure, but it is a great story involving one of the best loved sports figures of all time.

So in honor of Babe Ruth calling his World Series home run, I name Adrian Beltre as Card of the Moment for calling his grounder to second, hopefully with no one on base.


It’s okay to fail, Adrian, but at least do it with confidence.

One Response to “Card of the Moment #12”

  1. Now that’s what I call a parallel!
    Great post.

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