Quote from Babe Ruth: “I always swing…

Quote from Babe Ruth:

“I always swing at the ball with all my might. I hit or miss big and when I miss I know it long before the umpire calls a strike on me, for every muscle in my back, shoulders and arms is groaning, “You missed it.” And be­lieve me, it is no fun to miss a ball that hard. Once I put myself out of the game for a few days by a miss like that.”

Vintage black and white photograph of Babe Ruth in a New York Yankees uniform, standing with a bat over his shoulder. Babe is facing the camera with a neutral expression, wearing a cap, pinstriped jersey, knickerbockers, socks, and sports shoes. The background is a nondescript, dark, textured backdrop. The photograph includes an autograph in cursive script on the bottom right.
Babe Ruth, 1920

“Quote from Babe Ruth: ‘I always swing…” sources:

Babe Ruth, full-length portrait, standing, facing slightly left, in baseball uniform, holding baseball bat / Irwin, La Broad, & Pudlin. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/92507380/>. / Babe Ruth Wikiquote / From “‘Keep Your Eye On the Ball’; No, Not Golf, It’s Babe Ruth,” by Ruth (as told to Pegler), in The Chicago Tribune(August 13, 1920), p. 11; reprinted as “How to Hit Home Runs,” in Playing the Game: My Early Years in Baseball, p. 29

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