“Who’s the Babe Ruth?”

September 24, 2013

In a scene from the film version of Eight Men Out, Albert Austrian, the crackerjack attorney hired by Chicago White/Black Sox owner Charles Comiskey to defend his wayward players, is introducing his law partners to the defendants:

Austrian: Their names may not sound familiar, but I’d say that these men are the Ty Cobb, the Tris Speaker, and the Zack Wheat of the legal world.

Buck Weaver: Who’s the Babe Ruth?

Austrian: That’s me.

That’s the first thing that came to mind when I saw this front-page story in The New York Times today, “In Fight for Legacy, Rodriguez Fields Costly Team of All-Stars.”

So who is the Babe Ruth of this bunch?

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