The Adventures Of Babe Ruth

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of July 30, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


33319. The Adventures Of Babe Ruth. 1949. Program #25. Navy syndication. Sponsored by: Navy recruiting. The Babe often became involved with crowds, some of whom wanted more than his autograph. Babe Ruth is impersonated. Jackson Beck (announcer), Woody Close (producer), Ronald Dawson (director), Ben Freeman (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

33320. The Adventures Of Babe Ruth. 1949. Program #26. Navy syndication. Sponsored by: Navy recruiting. The fate of all baseball rests on one pitch and the skill of the Babe. The last show of the series. Babe Ruth is impersonated. Jackson Beck (announcer), Woody Close (producer), Ronald Dawson (director), Ben Freeman (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

33311. The Adventures Of Babe Ruth. 1949. Program #17. Navy syndication. Sponsored by: Navy recruiting. Babe Ruth is impersonated. The Babe meets a fireman and inventor who claims to be a great baseball pitcher too! Jackson Beck (announcer), Woody Close (producer), Ronald Dawson (director), Ben Freeman (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

33312. The Adventures Of Babe Ruth. 1949. Program #18. Navy syndication. Sponsored by: Navy recruiting. The Babe saves Moose Carney, a down and out pitcher, who then rescues the pennant for the Yankees. Babe Ruth is impersonated. Jackson Beck (announcer), Woody Close (producer), Ronald Dawson (director), Ben Freeman (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

33313. The Adventures Of Babe Ruth. 1949. Program #19. Navy syndication. Sponsored by: Navy recruiting. The Babe teaches Packy Faye that is takes more than a signed contract to become a real Yankee. Babe Ruth is impersonated. Jackson Beck (announcer), Woody Close (producer), Ronald Dawson (director), Ben Freeman (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

33314. The Adventures Of Babe Ruth. 1949. Program #20. Navy syndication. Sponsored by: Navy recruiting. Candy Brown, a flashy young rookie learns from the Babe what being a ballplayer really means. Babe Ruth is impersonated. Jackson Beck (announcer), Woody Close (producer), Ronald Dawson (director), Ben Freeman (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

33315. The Adventures Of Babe Ruth. 1949. Program #21. Navy syndication. Sponsored by: Navy recruiting. The Babe is impersonated by a rat who's actually betting on the games! Babe Ruth is impersonated. Jackson Beck (announcer), Woody Close (producer), Ronald Dawson (director), Ben Freeman (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

33316. The Adventures Of Babe Ruth. 1949. Program #22. Navy syndication. Sponsored by: Navy recruiting. The Babe substitutes as a pitcher to put some confidence into a sagging team. Babe Ruth is impersonated. Jackson Beck (announcer), Woody Close (producer), Ronald Dawson (director), Ben Freeman (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

33317. The Adventures Of Babe Ruth. 1949. Program #23. Navy syndication. Sponsored by: Navy recruiting. The Babe angers an unscrupulous club owner and finds himself fighting an entire city! Babe Ruth is impersonated. Jackson Beck (announcer), Woody Close (producer), Ronald Dawson (director), Ben Freeman (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

33318. The Adventures Of Babe Ruth. 1949. Program #24. Navy syndication. Sponsored by: Navy recruiting. The Babe becomes involved with tough guys who are planning murder!. Babe Ruth is impersonated. Jackson Beck (announcer), Woody Close (producer), Ronald Dawson (director), Ben Freeman (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19608. The Adventures Of Babe Ruth. 1949. Program #7. Navy syndication. Sponsored by: Navy recruiting. Babe teaches a bully a lesson when he finds out that he's been forcing young kids to steal for him. Babe Ruth is impersonated. Gardner Malloy, Jackson Beck (announcer), Woody Close (producer), Ronald Dawson (director), Ben Freeman (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

19611. The Adventures Of Babe Ruth. 1949. Program #12. Navy syndication. Sponsored by: Navy recruiting. Babe protects the secret of a catcher on the Yankees, who is really an ex-convict. Babe Ruth is impersonated. Jackson Beck (announcer), Woody Close (producer), Ronald Dawson (director), Ben Freeman (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19610. The Adventures Of Babe Ruth. 1949. Program #11. Navy syndication. Sponsored by: Navy recruiting. The Babe is kidnapped just before the World Series by gamblers, and told to throw the game or else! Babe Ruth is impersonated. Jackson Beck (announcer), Woody Close (producer), Ronald Dawson (director), Ben Freeman (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

19609. The Adventures Of Babe Ruth. 1949. Program #8. Navy syndication. Sponsored by: Navy recruiting. Babe accidentally shoots "Dutch" Reiver, a pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, in the eye during a hunting accident. Babe goes into a strange slump during the World Series. Babe Ruth is impersonated. Jackson Beck (announcer), Woody Close (producer), Ronald Dawson (director), Ben Freeman (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

11070. The Adventures Of Babe Ruth. 1949. Program #5. Navy syndication. Sponsored by: Navy recruiting. A young sportswriter almost makes a terrible mistake. The story of Babe and "Harry The Hat." Babe Ruth is impersonated. Jackson Beck (announcer), Woody Close (producer), Ronald Dawson (director), Ben Freeman (writer). 14:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11069. The Adventures Of Babe Ruth. 1949. Program #6. Navy syndication. Sponsored by: Navy recruiting. A goat for the shortstop can mean winning or losing the pennant. Babe Ruth is impersonated. The host is named "Steve Martin," a famous "syndicate" sports writer. However, Steve's voice is that of a polished radio announcer and no record of any of Steve's writings has been found. A case can be made for him being a fictional character. This series has been universally described as being a repeat of a 1934 Blue network series of the same name. While a Babe Ruth series did exist in 1934 (sponsored by Quaker Oats), these programs are not rebroadcasts of those programs. Not even close. The scripts might be similar (no copies of the 1934 series have yet been found) but the production values are definitely post-war. The first known broadcast by Jackson Beck is from 1936. The programs have been dated approximately 1949, deduced by the content of the Navy recruiting announcements. Jackson Beck (announcer), Woody Close (producer), Ronald Dawson (director), Ben Freeman (writer). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

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