"Baseball Magazine" Nov. 1916 “World Series Number” with Babe Ruth, Red Sox Pitcher.
Lot 241. "Baseball Magazine" Nov. 1916 “World Series Number” with Babe Ruth, Red Sox Pitcher. With a colorful illustration on the front cover, this issue is loaded with interesting baseball information on the World Series and other topics. Photos are abundant, showing Ruth as a Red Sox pitcher; Mordecai Brown and Christy Mathewson shaking hands; Ty Cobb; Jack Coombs and Wilbert Robinson; Harry Hooper and many more. Ruth is pictured on page 31 with a caption that reads “Babe Ruth of the Formidable Red Sox Pitching Staff.” There are articles on Jake Daubert; “Who Will Win the World’s Championship?”; Ray Schalk, “The American League’s Premier Catcher”; Grover Alexander; Harry Coveleskie; and “The Greatest Race in Baseball History.” In the 1916 World Series, Ruth and Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Robbins in five games. In Game 2, Ruth went the distance, beating Brooklyn 2-1 in 14 innings. In the first inning, he gave up an inside-the-park home run. After that, he pitched 13 scoreless innings and did not allow a hit after the eighth inning. He also drove in the tying run. The back cover of the magazine has been removed, and the front cover is g. The inside pages are vg-ex. Winning Bid $201.