Day: December 15, 2016

1994: English relives ‘Ruth’s called shot’ with Williams, Beckert

By on December 15, 2016

English relives 'Ruth's called shot' with Williams, Beckert - This CBM vintage baseball podcast features Woody English.English relives 'Ruth's called shot' with Williams, Beckert - This CBM vintage baseball podcast features Woody English.

English relives 'Ruth's called shot' with Williams, Beckert - This CBM vintage baseball podcast features Woody English.

(Clockwise from left), Woody English, Glenn Beckert, and Billy Williams (courtesy of the Leo Bauby Collection).

The Chicago Baseball Museum is presenting classic interviews from the archives of CBM historian George Castle’s “Diamond Gems” syndicated weekly baseball radio show, which aired from 1994 to 2010.

In this segment from Feb. 13, 1994, former Cubs third baseman Woody English, then 87, recalled his close-up view of Babe Ruth’s famous “called shot” in the 1932 World Series at Wrigley Field with Cubs Hall of Famer Billy Williams and former All-Star Cubs second baseman Glenn Beckert.

“The Diamond Gems Flashback” also features photos of the interviewees from the one-of-a-kind Leo Bauby Photo Collection, emphasizing Chicago baseball. Many photos are available to the general public directly on Ebay via seller name Soxphotos soxphotos | eBay.

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