Saturday, May 30, 2015
Babe Ruth, Tom Hanks and - This Day in Baseball History
Babe Ruth played his last game on this day in 1935. Ruth went 0-2. My parents were born soon thereafter.
The A.A.G.P.B.L. began on this day in 1943. I've been trying to learn more about this league, especially about the team that played in Chicago. I never see authentic items from these teams.
To learn more about the women's league start with the movie A League of Their Own. Besides being an interesting look at the league during WWII, the movie is quite funny with Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz among others. Here are a few of my favorite lines -
"There's no crying in baseball".
"Start using your head. That's the lump that's three feet about your ***".
"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't, everyone would do it. The hard ... is what makes it great".
"See how it works is, the train moves, not the station".
Expect train references in future posts since trains were a big part of my family and baseball.