Some call it fantasy, some call it legend. Others call it reality. Did Babe Ruth call his shot in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the 1932 World Series? The Babe's ambiguous gesture toward center field before he clobbered a towering home run into the Wrigley Field bleachers is the stuff of baseball mythology. Ruth's blast landed at least 440 feet from home plate, with some estimates as high as 490 feet. The homer was his second of the game, and led the Yanks to a 7-5 win over the Cubs.
Text: Abe Schwadron
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