Everyone knows Bryce Harper wears 34 because Mickey Mantle wore 7, right? (Three plus four equals seven, you see.) Well, what people don’t know is that Harper also ran into the wall at Dodger Stadium two months ago because Babe Ruth did the same thing in Washington, D.C. 79 years ago. (Again, probably.)
Here Babe Ruth is knocked out by collision with Griffith Stadium DC wall, playing against Senators, July 5, 1924: pic.twitter.com/Mp1L86dJjQ
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) July 3, 2013
Deadspin has more for you on this wayback incident, as does For The Win. And please spare me all of your jokes about Harper signing with the Yankees once he’s free to do so. I don’t want to think about it.