PHOTO: Cubs to give away Babe Ruth “Called Shot” Bobblehead



If the Chicago Cubs gave away a bobble head honoring every time an opponent bested them in iconic fashion….well, boom towns with a bobble head based economy would spring up all over the country. You got to hand it to the Cubs though, giving away a bobble commemorating something accomplished against them. #BecauseItsTheCubs T

his year, the Cubs are honoring 100 years of Wrigley Field by bestowing each home stand with the them of a different decade. (They even re-painted the Wrigley Field marquee to its original green and gold! Photos here)

Here you can see the Federal League uniforms that the Cubs wore for the 1910s. Each home stand has a bobble head, and the 1930s bobble showcases one of the most debated moments in baseball and Wrigley Field history – Babe Ruth’s “called shot” off Charlie Root in the 1932 World Series. The first 10,000 fans in the gate will receive the bobblehead Friday, May 16, when the Cubs play the Brewers.

When the Cubs welcome the Yankees to Wrigley Field Tuesday, May 20, the team will honor retiring captain Derek Jeter before the game for his exceptional career and impact on the game of baseball. So no, I don’t understand either. Shouldn’t Babe Ruth bobble day be when they actually play the New York Yankees?

Instead Babe Ruth day is versus the Brewers…I guess the thinking is, well Babe Ruth did enjoy so much the work of Breweries!

Take a look:

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That’s a very flattering Babe Ruth depiction. Both face wise and body wise. He didn’t exactly look like that.

The homestand also features a 1930s Called Shot cocktail – a Manhattan made with fans’ choice of Bulleit Bourbon, Bulleit Rye, Crown Royal or Bushmills Irish Whiskey.

On the same day Babe Ruth’s “called shot” is honored with a bobblehead, his 97-year-old daughter Julia Ruth Stevens will deliver a ceremonial first pitch and lead the 7th inning stretch with her son Tom Stevens. Also, on this homestand, the Cubs will wear 1930s throwback unis for a game (photos of the unis here).

Paul M. Banks owns The Sports, an affiliate of Fox Sports. He’s also a frequent guest on national talk radio. Banks is a former contributor to NBC Chicago and the Washington Times, who’s been featured both in Forbes and on the History Channel. President Barack Obama follows him on Twitter (@paulmbanks)

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