The Golden Age
by Richard Bak
Arcadia Publishing, 1999 | Buy the book
THE CALLED SHOT | The 1932 World Series was Babe Ruth's last, and he characteristically went out in a burst of headlines. According to baseball lore, in the third game against the Chicago Cubs, Ruth pointed to the bleachers at Wrigley Field before depositing Charlie Root's next pitch exactly in that spot. Above: Gehrig greets Ruth at the plate after making good on his improbable boast. Did he or did he not call his shot? The question will never be answered to everybody's satisfaction. In the end, it did not matter much to the Cubs, who were swept in four straight.
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From Yankees Baseball: The Golden Age by Richard Bak.
Copyright © 1999, 2000 by Richard Bak. Excerpted with permission.