How cool is this? What a great find on Ancestry.com.
We came across the Bambino’s 1920 application for a passport that fall, because he was traveling to Cuba to play in some barnstorming games. According to sources on the Internet, Cuban promoter Abel Linares paid Ruth $20,000 to join the New York Giants on the trip from October 30th to November 20th of 1920.
Also, here’s a shot of Ruth in Cuba during the trip. He’s playing jai-alai with some of the locals. And, I’m sure he was pretty good at that too.