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Babe Ruth 1932

The Year of "The Called Shot"

After eight decades of discussion and debate about Babe Ruth’s legendary “Called Shot” home run in the 1932 World Series, this site is intended to, finally, end all ambiguity. It is hoped that it will serve as a comprehensive and definitive treatise on this tantalizing topic. Comprised of multiple web pages, including four narrative sections, the viewer can decide how much or how little he or she wants to read.


"America in 1932" discusses the overall cultural conditions in the United States at the time of Babe’s heroics.

"Babe in ‘32" reviews the Bambino’s entire 1932 year.  It familiarizes the reader with Ruth, framing his career (and life) at the time of the legendary “Called Shot”.

"The World Series" summarizes the 1932 Fall Classic on a day-by-day basis. It also addresses the “Called Shot” in the context in which it happened.

"The Called Shot: An Historical Analysis" provides details of the roles of all the key personages in the “Called Shot” phenomenon. That includes players, umpires, journalists, celebrity witnesses and so forth. Most importantly, it tells us with specificity what the Babe himself had to say when he finally decided to set the record straight in 1944. It is believed that, upon considering all the content on the site, the reader will be satisfied that he or she understands exactly what happened at Wrigley Field on October 1, 1932.

The remaining sections are a compendium of different information & imagery intended to add depth, color and clarity to the overall discussion of Major League Baseball’s most celebrated moment. Enjoy!


Thanks to all the baseball historians who lent their tremendous talents and efforts to this endeavor.  It is greatly appreciated, as is the exceptional work & dedication of ltr3designs, for their superb design & construction of this website.


Bill Jenkinson

September, 2012