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Babe Ruth Turns Jockey -- April Fool's Day, 1930

"WILLACOOCHE, Ga., April 1. — Babe Ruth, the big Bambino of the Yanks, revealed here today that he has lost so much weight by intensive spring training that he has been forced to give up his career as a baseball player and become a jockey.

Ruth, who formerly could cover more ground than any outfielder in the American League—also while sitting down—now tips the beam at a mere 108 pounds. If he fails as a jockey, he may seek the flyweight boxing championship." [Miami News-Record - Apr 1, 1930]

April Fool Categories: Sports, 1930, Photo Hoaxes.
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