Cubs/Yankees Kismet

by Stephen Jones

In 1932

When “The Babe” pointed to a spot
He called “the famous shot”
Or was he saying
“Back at you” pointing

To the pitcher & field
I’m better than you bat & stride”


Published in Chicago Cubs, History, New York Yankees, The Game Itself | Link to this poem | 4 Comments

Cubs/Yankees Kismet: 4 Comments

  1. Hilary Barta wrote,

    To the bleachers a finger was pointed
    With a homer the Babe was anointed
    The fat patron saint
    of a lack of restraint
    His appetite came double-jointed

  2. Stephen Jones wrote,

    Actually, no clear confirmation was made re “pointing to the bleachers”. That’s historical fact. Myth-making made it so.

  3. Hilary Barta wrote,

    Oops! I guess I was myth-taken.

  4. Stephen Jones wrote,

    Me too. I suppose: When in doubt, print the legend.

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