This is the Coolest Photo You Will See All Day

Just happened to stumble across this one while looking at Baker Bowl photos. It was just such an incredible photo I figured I had to share. Number 2 is Dick Bartell of the Phillies, trying to complete an inside the ballpark home run against the Cubs at the baker Bowl in 1932. The Cubs catcher in the shot is Hall of Famer Gabby Hartnett. Hartnett tagged out Bartell on the play.

After doing a little research I am fairly certain it is from the September 17th, 1932 game between the two teams. The Phils won that game 9-2. The starting pitcher that day for the Cubs was Charlie Root. 15 days later, he supposedly gave up the Babe’s famous called shot in Game 3 of the World Series. Bartell was a two time All-Star whose badass behavior (he was known as “Rowdy Richard”) got him traded regularly throughout the years.

One Comment on “This is the Coolest Photo You Will See All Day”

  1. Andrew says:

    I’ve read Dick Bartell’s nickname at the time *was* “Rowdy Dick,” but had to be cleaned up because of the unintentional double-entendre.

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