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Charlie Root

Charlie Root’s Lifetime Pass

Charlie Root was the Chicago Cub pitcher, who in the third inning of Game 3 of the 1932 World Series vs. the Yankees, gave up the infamous “Called Shot” home run to Babe Ruth. It was this home run that made Ruth a true legend. Ruth and others claimed that he pointed to centerfield as a prediction of where he was going to put Root’s next pitch.

Many of the Cubs say that Ruth never pointed, but was merely gesturing toward Root.

Pictured is Root’s lifetime pass to any baseball game that he ever wanted to attend, issued to him by the Baseball Commissioner’s office.


A few years ago, I received an email from Root's granddaughter who disputed the idea that Ruth called his famous home run thrown by her grandfather.

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Related links:

See a centerfield ticket to Game 3 of the 1932 World Series.

Pitcher Jack Warhop gave up another historic home run to Ruth: his first home run on May 6, 1915. See the only known baseball signed by Warhop.

See Jackie Robinson’s 1968 National League pass.