‘HIGH’ BALL CAUGHT ON THIS DAY IN 1926

In this rare news photograph, Babe Ruth  has just caught a baseball dropped
from an airplane at Mitchel Field (an early New York airport) in Garden City,
Long Island. The New York Times reports Ruth donned an army uniform to
drum up publicity for the Citizens Military Training Camps.

According to the Times account, Six times, baseballs were dropped from the
airplane and Ruth was sweating up a storm, running all over the field trying to
catch one. On the seventh attempt, Ruth caught a baseball from 300 feet up.

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