Babe Ruth swung a big stick ... in every sense of the term.
This current photo of The Great Bambino can be found on Lelands.com's auction site. In the image, "Bat Penis," Ruth appears to hold a baseball bat in the same region as his non-playing equipment.
The item's description is straightforward:
One of the most unusual and interesting Babe Ruth photographs ever offered for public sale. Incredible snapshot photograph shows the Babe with bat between his legs like it was his penis.
Ruth married twice, to Helen Woodford and Claire Merritt Hodgson, but he developed a reputation for his affairs. Ruth famously told Yankees owner Colonel Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston, "I'll promise to go easier on drinking and to get to bed earlier, but not for you, fifty thousand dollars, or two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars will I give up women. They're too much fun."
After all, how could they resist the Sultan of Swat's bat penis? Yankees fans know a gigantic replica of the bat penis stood prominently out the old Yankee Stadium, and it is now next to the Yankee Stadium Metro-North train station.
As of Tuesday afternoon, bidding had climbed to $1,948.72. The auction closes on June 17.
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