“You're an awful little guy to be such a big thief.”
Babe Ruth


Addressing Pittsburgh Pirates' right fielder Paul Waner between innings at Forbes Field, just moments after having his extra base bid foiled by Waner's spectacular catch (and just 2 days before hitting the final three home runs of his major league career, including the first ever to clear Forbes Field's RF roof); as quoted in "Mirrors of Sport: The Babe" by Havey Boyle, in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (May 24, 1935), p. 18

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