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This letter was written by "Little Ray" Kelly, who was Babe Ruth's personal mascot for 10 years during Ruth's playing days in the 1920s and 1930s. Kelly was at the "Called Shot" game and is adamant that Ruth did, in fact, call his home run.

"Little Ray" Kelly -- Babe Ruth's mascot

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The Right Spot for Babe Ruth's "Called Shot"

In the third inning of Game 3 of the 1932 World Series, Babe Ruth supposedly pointed to centerfield with his bat as a way of saying to Cubs pitcher Charlie Root that he was going to hit a home run into the centerfield bleachers.

This is a depiction of The Babe supposedly pointing to centerfield and "calling" his shot. Of course, Ruth did hit a home run on the next pitch -- into the centerfield bleachers. This ticket is from that game. What’s neat about it, is that it’s a ticket from the centerfield bleachers. Whoever had this ticket most likely saw Ruth’s historic homer coming right at him!

Ruth, touching home after his "called shot." Lou Gehrig, #4, was the next batter and hit a home run on Root's first pitch.

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See Root's lifetime baseball pass.