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Old 04-23-2018, 03:53 PM
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As incredibly great as this footage is (it was posted somewhere else on here a month or two ago), there is another side to it, too. The film also plays the role of myth buster, when you realize all of these great players we only see in b/w footage were, in fact, only human. Lou Gehrig has some bad swings during batting practice and in the game he hits a weak dribbler towards second base and is easily thrown out. What???? How can that be???? In my mind, Sweet Lou only hits sizzling ropes and knocks people in during every at bat. He never, ever, simply grounds out.
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