Babe Ruth
The Great Bambino Calls His Shot

Della Arnold Root, the daughter of Chicago Cubs pitcher Charlie Root, discusses the controversial ball that her father pitched to Babe Ruth in the 1932 World Series that Ruth allegedly predicted he would hit into the stands. According to Root’s daughter, the idea that Ruth had called his shot was never in anybody’s head until it was printed in the papers four days after the game. When asked about it, Ruth said that he “would have been a fool to point on a pitcher like Root.” Nevertheless, this claim haunted Root’s career and, the day before he passed away, he told his daughter that, despite how much he loved the game, he “would only be remembered for something that never happened.”

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