First Spring Training For The Babe

Ah, the wonderful memories from Spring Training 1914.

Sporting News correspondent E.L. Schanberger wrote this about a Baltimore Orioles rookie....

"Reports from this camp indicate that he has some good prospects among his rookies.  For one there is a youngster named Frank Ruth, a Baltimore boy, who has been the pitching mainstay of a local industrial school team for years.  He has shown Dunn so much that the manager makes the bold statement that he will stick with the team this season, both on account of his hitting and his portside flinging."

Yes, the Babe certainly did have him some "portside flinging!"

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