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Woody English Signed Ball and Letter Refuting Ruth's "Called Shot"

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A mainstay on the 1932 pennant-winning Chicago Cubs roster, infielder Woody English manned the hot corner as Babe Ruth launched his “Called Shot” in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series at Wrigley Field. Years later, English maintained that Ruth did not “call” his clout and professes so on these (2) autographed pieces. On both a 1994 handwritten letter and an ONL Coleman ball, English has penned “Babe Ruth did not call his home run” and endorsed the statement in ballpoint (both “8-9”) strength. Auction LOA from JSA. More on our website.

Signed Baseball a clean white ONL Coleman sphere (grade “8”) signed on the sweet spot in blue ballpoint and inscribed “I was there.” On the south panel, English (d.1997) has penned: “Babe Ruth did not call his H.R. in the ’32 W. Series.”

Signed Letter a lined sheet of notebook paper dated “December 26, 1994” on which an Ohio-based fan requested an autograph and statement regarding Ruth’s supposed “called shot.” At the bottom of the page, English wrote: “Hi Tom – Babe Ruth did not call his home run” and signed in black ballpoint.

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