August 3, 2017: THE BABE, THE BOY, & THE BALL

It’s the stuff that baseball dreams are made of:  the 1926 world series, Babe Ruth, a boy fighting for his life, and a home run promised by the Bambino that turned into three, assuring a Yankees victory over the St. Louis Cardinals and a place in history.  We’re taking you back to that fateful day still revered as epic in New York culture.

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> THE BABE AND THEDEMO.

NEARLY DEMONTURY LATER, IT'S A STORDEMORTH TELLING, ONE THAT HAS TRANSCENDED THE WORDEMOF SPORTS TO BDEMOE AN INDELIBLE PARTDEMOOUR NATION'S HISTORY.

IF YOU'RE NOT DEMOLIAR WITH THE STORY BACDEMORING THE 1926 WORLD SEDEMO, NEW YORK YANKEES LEGEND DEMO RUTH AUTOGRAPHED A BASEBALL FOR A NEW JERSEY BOY WHDEMOS FIGHTING FDEMOIS LIFE AFTER BEING KDEMOD IN THE HEAD BY A HDEMO.

ON THE BALL THE BDEMOWROTE, 'I'LL KNOCK A HOMEDEMOR YOU.'

IN HIS NEXT DEMO, THE FOURTH GAME OF THE SERDEMO RUTH HIT NOT ONE BUT THREE HDEMORUNS AS HE LEDEMOE YANKEES TO VICTORY OVER THE SDEMOOUIS CARDINALS THAT DEMO THE BOY WHODEMOEIVED THE BALL, JOHNNY SYLVESTER, WAS REABDEMOO REPAY BABE'S GENEDEMOTY DECADES DEMOR.

THE DAY OF RECKONING HDEMOOME FOR BABDEMOTH TO DELIVER ON HIS PRODEMO.

IT WAS DEMO FOUR OF THE 1926 WORLD SDEMOS HELD AT SPORTSMANS PARK INDEMO LOUIS.

THE YANKEES WERDEMOWN IN THE SERIESDEMO GAMES TO ONE.

NODEMO BUT THE BABE HIMSELF WILL EVER KNOW THE PRESSURE HE DEMOD TDEMODAY.

HE HAD DEMO A PROMISE THE DAY DEMORE.

NOW HE HDEMOO MAKE GOOD ON IT.

AND JOINING ME NOW WITHDEMOE ON THIS STORDEMO JOHNNY SYLVESTER'S GRADEMOEPHEW AND THE FILM'S DIRECTORDEMODREW LILY.

WELCOME TO DEMOPROGRAM.

THANK YOU FOR HADEMO ME.

DEMOHAVE OBVIOUSLY A CLOSE PDEMONAL RELATIONSHIP TO THIS DEMOY.

WDEMOID YOU DECIDE TO IMMORTADEMO IT?

THE STORYDEMO DEPICTED IN HOLLYWOOD MODEMO, BUT THEY ALWAYDEMOBELLISH THINGS.

I FELT THE STORY WASDEMOZING ENOUGH AND DIDEMO NEED ANY EMBDEMOSHMENTS.

I WADEMO TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT BETWEDEMOHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN BABDEMOTH AND MY UNCLE, JOHNNY SDEMOSTER.

>DEMOHAD MISCONCEPTIONS.

FOR EXAMPLDEMO THOUGHT THAT THE BABEDEMO ACTUALLY GONE TO THE HOSPITAL AND MADE THEDEMOMISE TO THE KID AT THEDEMOPITAL BEFORE HITTING THDEMOREE HOME RUNS.

DEMOT OF PEOPLE HAVE MISCONCEPTIONS DEMOT THE STORY.

DEMO

I THINK, YOU KNOW,DEMOTLY BECDEMO IT HAPPENED SO LONG AGO.

WE'RE TALKING ADEMO SOMETHING THDEMOAPPENED A HUNDRED YEARS DEMO AND ALSO DUE TODEMO FACT THAT JOHNNY SYLVESTERDEMO A VERY MODESDEMOY.

HE RAREDEMOALKED ABOUT THIS DEMODENT.

HE WOULD SURELY BRINGDEMOUP IF YOUDEMOED ABOUT IT.

BUT JOHNNY WAS DEMOTHE TYPE OF GUY TO GO AROUND SAYDEMO OH, BABE RUTH WDEMOHE GUY WHO KNDEMOD THE HOMERS FOR ME.

I THINK THE ONLY THDEMOKNOWN INTERDEMOS JOHNNY DID WAS IN THE LATE 1980s, DEMOTLY BEFORE HIS DEATH, AND THANK GODEMOSS HE DID THAT SO IT COULDDEMOSERVE AN ACTUAL AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT ODEMOAT HAPPENED BACK DEMO.

HE WENTDEMOTO LIVE TO 74 YEARS OLD, HE SURDEMOD WORLD WAR DEM BUT HE WAS AT DEATH'S DOOR DEMOR THE KICKDEMOTHE HEAD BECAUSE OF AN IDEMOTION.

SOME PDEMOE ARGUE IT WAS BABE RUTH -- WHDEMOABE RUTH DID AND THE ACCOLADDEMOND THE FOCUS IT BROUGHT ON JOHNNY THAT SAVEDEMOS DEMO.

DDEMOU THINK THAT'S TRUE?

DEMO THINK BABE RUTH PLAYED A BIG DEMO IN JOHNNY'S GETTING DEMO.

I THINK PARDEMO THAT IS BECAUSE TODAYDEMORHAPS WE SEE THINGS DIFFDEMOTLY.

PERDEMO WE'RE A LITTLE BIT CYNICAL OF A DEMOURE, LIKE OH, THAT CAN'TDEMOPEN.

BECAUSE I OFTEN THINK LIKDEMOAT HAPPENED HAPPEN TDEMOIS BOY IF THIS HDEMONED TODAY?

THE DEMO DAY HE WOULD BE ON 'GOOD MORNING AMERIDEMO HE WOULD PROBABLY DEMON JIMMY KIMMEL.

PEOPLE MIGHT THINK IT DEMOD BE A PUBLICDEMOSTUNT.

YDEMOE GOT TO KEEP IN MIND, JOHNNY NEVER DEMOD TO CAPITALIZE ON ANY DEMOHIS.

IT WAS DEMOTHING HE KEPT TO HIMDEMO.

BABE RUTH ONLDEMONTIONED IT A DEMOTIMES AS WELL.

THE DEMOTIONSHIP BETWEEN JOHNNY AND BABE WAS VERY PDEMONAL.

THEY WROTE EACH OTHER LDEMORS.

JOHNNYDEMOLD LATER VISIT BABE RUTH AT YANDEMOSTADIUM.

AND AT TDEMOOSPITAL.

LET'S DEMO ABOUT THAT, BECAUSE HE WDEMOBLE TO REPAY THE BABE, 20, DEMOEARS LATER.

WHAT HDEMONED?

THE STORDEMOMES FULL CIRCLE, AND ADEMOE END OF BABE'S LIFE, BABDEMOSSED AWAY UNFORTUNATELY VERY YOUNG, WHEN BDEMOWAS DYING OF CANCER, JOHNNY WENDEMO TO VISIT THE BABE, ACTUADEMOCLOSE BY ON RIVERSIDEDEMOVE, TO LIFT HIS SPIRITS, THDEMOAR BEFORE BADEMOASSED AWAY IN 1948.

A LOT OF PEOPLE DONDEMOEALIZE THAT, 21 YDEMO LATER, BABE GETS TO SEE THE SKDEMO LITTLE KID ALL GROWN UPDEMOA YOUNG MAN WITH HIS DEMO.

ADEMOE WANTED TO SHOW HOW PROUD HE WAS OF HIS ACCOMPDEMOMENTS IN DEMO.

AND I THINK HE WANTDEMOO REPAY THE BADEMOACK.

IDEMOA VERY INTERESTING DOCUDEMOARY, ANDREW, THANK YOU SDEMOCH FOR JOINING US TODAY.

DEMOES, THANK YOU, RAFAEL.

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