The Babe a Dodger?

babe dodger

Yes, that is who you think it is sitting in the middle of the above picture.* And while I would like to say “Welcome to the alternate dimension where the Brooklyn Trolley-Dodgers bought up Babe Ruth instead of the now defunct Yankees” it would be a lie.

Larry MacPhall was the Dodgers’ Executive Vice President, then President, in 1938 and was responsible for, amongst other things, bringing radio broadcasts to New York baseball and night games to the major leagues. He also hired The Babe as a first base coach.

These tidbits are just a toe in the water of the oceanic historical materials available at the MLB site. Oh, and by the way: Go Blue!

* I’m not certain of the identity of the other two gentlemen.