Ice Capade?

While playing with the Red Sox, Babe Ruth (who used the heaviest bat in the league) hit a remarkable home run in an exhibition game at the Tampa fairgrounds: Having cleared the racetrack, it landed in a distant farmer's field.

When a group of New York writers, having measured things with a surveyor's glass, put the distance at some 630 feet, a minor row erupted over their competence and the credibility of their measurements.

Writer Bill McGeehan's verdict? He said that, while he had no idea know how far it had traveled, "when it came down it was covered in ice!"

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