The Miner Part 2 wrote: PinotResa wrote:
Good read here
. The New York Times archives is also a source.
In 1923 early in the season Ruth did use the "Crawford Bat" which was not a corked bat but was a laminated bat. This bat was used by a number of hitters and was not illegal at that time.
Ruth and all others who used it were told by the commissioner they could no longer use that type of bat.
Does anyone remember what it took to find news stories 10 years ago? You went to the library and looked it up. If you're going to find info from the past which people really don't care to much about, you'll have to do things like going to the Library and checking out a reach Guide or contacting the NY Times in order to search their archives.
Miner, there is no conspiracy to brand Ruth a cheater, everyone always knew he was a bad boy. The only reason people bring it up is to bring perspective on punishing other supposed cheaters. Pose the question to baseball fans of the past, (ask it before Bonds lived) "Did Ruth bend the rules", and they'd laugh at you. "Of course he did you fool, who didn't!", they'd say.
well youve showed no proof of ruth breaking any rule so far. youve showed two instances of ruth using bats that werent illegal at the time.
and no i definetly dont remember going to the library to do this type of research.
i mean how would we have this type of debate? through chain letters?!
See the thing is, before Bonds there wasn't one person contesting the validity of the Ruth cheated facts, it was known as precedent of baseball history. You're best off acknowledging that Ruth scuffed balls, used spitballs, trick bats and supported an illegal industry(beer, mafia beer). It's real and it'll help you and the people out to get Bonds deal with reality. People cheat, it's part of life and it's too bad one of these guys had to be so damn good, black and have a chip on his shoulder directed toward the 4th branch of our government.
Oh no! A likely cheater passes a known cheater on a list which isn't adjusted for ball park, HR per AB or PA rate, opposing pitchers, mound height or accomplishments of peers. Big friggen’ deal. Ruth is still statically far beyond the HR hitter Bonds will ever be. Seems like people around here
would understand that and show it.