Video of Ruth and Gehrig


A rare video of Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth has surfaced showing the two baseball legends socializing during one of their midwest barnstorming tours right after the 1927 season:

Amid eight reels of 16-millimeter film recently discovered in excellent condition in an Illinois cellar are three and a half minutes of Ruth and Gehrig wearing the uniforms, but not the caps, of their barnstorming teams. 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 Pittsburgh Pirates.

NY Times

A link to the video on the NY Times site is here

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