Ruth picks a bat

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT006406" title="Babe Ruth" href="/topic/sports/babe-ruth-PESPT006406.topic">Babe Ruth</a> picks out a piece of lumber during a game at <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLTRA0000163" title="U.S. Cellular Field" href="/topic/sports/baseball/u.s.-cellular-field-PLTRA0000163.topic">Comiskey Park</a> in September 1934. Once asked the secret of his hitting, Ruth said, ''All I can tell 'em is I pick a good (pitch) and sock it. I get back to the dugout and they ask me what it was I hit, and I tell 'em I don't know except it looked good.''

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Babe Ruth picks out a piece of lumber during a game at Comiskey Park in September 1934. Once asked the secret of his hitting, Ruth said, ''All I can tell 'em is I pick a good (pitch) and sock it. I get back to the dugout and they ask me what it was I hit, and I tell 'em I don't know except it looked good.''

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