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Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig on a barnstorming trip

Frank Kamiyama1927-10-29

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Johnny Nakagawa, Lou Gehrig, Kenichi Zenimura, Babe Ruth, Fred Yoshikawa, and Harvey Iwata posed on the field after an exhibition game at Fresno's Firemen's Ballpark. Part of a post-season barnstorming tour in 1927, Babe Ruth's team, the Bustin' Babes, and Lou Gehrig's Larrupin' Lous played 21 exhibition games with teams composed of a variety of players from different local teams. The Fresno game included four Japanese-American players from the Fresno Athletic Club's baseball team who posed in this image with Gehrig and Ruth.

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