Historic clip of Ruth and Gehrig found

Posted: March 23, 2011 by Matt Kelly in Uncategorized

Yesterday it was discovered a historic film clip of Yankee greats Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. This clip was found among eight reels of 16 milimeter film found in an Illnois cellar recently in excellent condition. The clip contains three and a half minutes of Ruth and Gehrig wearing their uniforms without the caps according to the New York Times.  The film is believed to have been shot with a high-end home movie camera in or around Sioux City, Iowa, on Oct. 18, 1927 — 10 days after the Yankees completed a four-game World Series sweep of the Pirates. It is uncertain just how rare or valuable the film is, but a photograph of Ruth’s and Gehrig’s barnstorming teams, the Bustin’ Babes and the Larrupin’ Lous, from a game in Des Moines and dated Oct. 17, 1927, sold in December for $33,000. This film adds more to the hour of Babe Ruth clips that MLB previously had before the discovery of this historic clip.


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