The Babe and the Don

Bradman and Ruth

The Mirror of Greatness

It was a meeting made by Destiny: the greatest cricketer of his generation shaking hands with the greatest baseball player of his—Don Bradman and Babe Ruth. Both were transformative individuals who embodied a kind of excellence that was larger than statistics (although both players wrote and rewrote the record books many times). The photo also reminds us that folks have recognized the common heritages of cricket and baseball for decades. Hopefully, we’ll see a lot more handshakes and meeting of the two noble games in the forthcoming years. (Thanks to long-time ROTB fan Geoffrey Plumridge for sending along this photo.)

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Co-author of the book, "Right Off the Bat: Baseball, Cricket, Literature, and Life"
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