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Babe Ruth as Santa Claus posted in Santa Claus History and Christmas Traditions

In 1947 "The Babe" played Santa Clause for children stricken with polio in one of his final public appearances before passing away 8 months later.

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Santa Marty

Viewed with very mixed emotions. History is history however, it's not for me to rewrite it.

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Santa TJS

He had some real problems with that beard

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Cayman Claus

Very touching, and good of the Babe to do this for those kids. Yes, some serious beard problems! But you have to admit, he had "game" as Santa. He didn't over-promise anything, but didn't say no either.

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SantaCraig

Notice that his hat didn't have a pom pom or a tassle. Also what a big collar his suit was sporting. Had the babe had his beard straps pulled up over his head and around his ears he would have had a little bit better luck with that cotton beard.:licklips:

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Santa James H

I realy liked that it was sweet.

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DennisC

I rather felt sorry for the guy. He was trying to do a good job, but the beard just wasn't cooperating. Anyone else notice that voice was very raspy?

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Santa Ron Lehner

he always had a raspy voice from what I was told by my grandfather who played ball with him. (though was no where near as good as him)

I think it was honorable that he did the Santa gig for them, now for the beard issue, he sure did have problems with it. The kids didnt seem to mind though.

I thought the kid poking the dog in the eye was cute, as my son is always finding a way to get his finger into the eye of our boxer.

Ahhh well, I liked the video

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Santa DCallender

I am sure the raspy voice was that he had cancer of the nose and mouth at the time that spread widely throughout his body from there.

I am sure most of the older children knew is was Babe Ruth and not Santa.

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