Babe Ruth in Japan
IT WAS A CELEBRATION!!
Where else would you find Babe sitting?
Constantly pleasing his fans. Some one handed him a Japanese parasol.
The Japanese people thought Babe was a God. They offered him a Emporers life if he would stay and teach baseball. He appreciated the offer, but he said "I am an American and I am going home".
Two of many statues in Japan
FYI...there are none in New York City!
At the Yagiyama Zoo in Sendai, Japan
In Kusanagi, Japan
Plus a monument!
In the book "Bansai Babe" by Roberts Fitts, he talks about Connie Mack having Babe manage all 18 games in Japan because he wanted to see what he already knew. My grandfather was a great manager.
Connie Mack told Babe "you're my man" to manage the Athletics because Connie was retiring after 40 years. On returning home, in steps Judge Landis and Babe never got the chance to manage. Connie made up a story. Something about Claire would be running the team because she drove Connie crazy in Japan.