Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Babe Ruth as Santa Claus

Here's footage from 1947 of Babe Ruth playing "Santa Claus" to a group of children.

The Bambino is a bit grouchy ("These whiskers are gettin' me down!") - but we'll forgive him because he's obviously near the end of his run here. (In fact, he won't be around for the following Christmas).

Adding to the depression - the kids all have polio.