[Ads-l] Babe Ruth Quote (UNCLASSIFIED)

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 30 16:34:34 UTC 2014


An entry on the quotation about remuneration ascribed to Babe Ruth is
now available on the Quote Investigator website. This topic was
discussed back in June 2013 and more recently in November 2014.

The entry incorporates cites I found back in 2013 and the more recent
information uncovered by Bill Mullins and Stephen Goranson. Barry
Popik laid the groundwork with a valuable entry. Multiple ADS
participants are acknowledged.

Anyway, I Had a Better Year Than He Did
http://quoteinvestigator.com/2014/12/28/better-year/

http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2013-June/127439.html

http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/i_babe_ruth_had_a_better_year_than_he_president_hoover_did/

Thanks to all; feedback welcome,
Garson

On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 5:36 AM, Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:
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> Bill Mullins asked: "Were there footnotes or sources for the quote?"=0A=
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> No footnotes. No source given. As presented, whether Tom Meany was among "T=
> hose writers who were closest to Ruth" who attempted to convince him not to=
>  hold out and who heard the quote is not made explicit, but, as it reads, s=
> everal writers heard it. Before the quoted passage: "For once the newspaper=
> men covering the Yankees were not sympathetic to Ruth's holdout demands." M=
> any had had their pay cut.=0A=
> In Tom Meany's Preface he thanks many people, including some reporters, inc=
> luding (though not necessarily present for the presumably 1932 quote) Arthu=
> r Mann of NY Evening World, Jim Kahn of NY Sun, Daniel M. Daniel of NY Worl=
> d-Telegram, and Fred Lieb of The Sporting News.=0A=
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> Stephen Goranson=0A=
> http://people.duke.edu/~goranson/=0A=
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