When baseball legend Babe Ruth held a cricket bat!
Legendary American baseball star Babe Ruth had once challenged iconic Australian captain Sir Donald Bradman that he can too play cricket, a report has revealed.
Having the opening of the iconic US Major League Baseball (MLB) season at the Sydney Cricket Ground this weekend has taken sports fans back in time to the day when the greatest stars of the two sports shared the same galaxy and simply created headlines by sitting with each other at a baseball match in New York in 1932.
According to News.com.au, Ruth, the legendary home run hitter who dominated his sport in the 1920s and 30s, said that he would try the 'cricket business' as he believes it may be his 'game', adding that he was surprised by Bradman's small stature and said that 'little fellows' like him can hit harder than the 'big ones'.
The report mentioned that in 1935, Ruth kept his promise to try cricket and faced a series of first class bowlers in a special session beside the Thames River in London, enjoying it so much he was late for a lunch appointment with his wife.
However, the baseball icon reportedly lost interest, saying that he will stick with baseball as he found out that 40 dollars a week was the top pay in cricket at that time.
(Posted on 20-03-2014)