From: North Highland Beach, NJ
ORIGINAL: Todd Gray
ANSWER TO THE SULTAN'S BAT
No, it doesn't. hack Miller of the 1922-23 Cubs claimed he used a 65-ounce bat. In those two seasons, the only ones in which he had a sufficient number of at-bats, he batted .352 and .301 respectively.
In 1923, he hit a career-high 20 homers. Babe Ruth, the "Sultan Of Swat," at times used a 52-ounce bat. He, of course, batted .342 lifetime and hit 714 career home runs.
Babe Herman, a .324 life-time hitter, swung a 48-ounce bat during his heyday of 1928-30, when he batted .340, 381, and .393, respectively, for the Brooklyn Dodgers. A Brooklyn teammate once asked Herman, "Why do you swing such a heavy bat?" Know for his quick rejoinders, Babe snapped, "If it's good enough for one Babe [Ruth], it's good enough for another Babe [Herman]." Herman hit a career-high 35 home runs in 1930.
And Babe Winkleman uses a 56-ounce bad to bludgeon the fish he catches.
Life is just what happens to you,
While you're busy making other plans
~ John Lennon