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"Ruth Coming!" Poster featuring Babe Ruth



  In 1934 Babe Ruth was reluctant to leave the New York Yankees. His dream of becoming the Yankees skipper was hopeless and he was in no mood to accept an invitation to join a barnstorming tour to Japan.
Sotaro Suzuki was under the strict orders of Matsutaro Shoriki, president of the Yomiuri Press and sponsor of the tour. He met Ruth at a barber's in New York and urged him to come over to Japan, stressing how much welcome he would receive in the baseball-loving country.
His winning shot was a poster depicting Ruth's baby face. Ruth said yes.

 

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