Tag Archives: arthur giddon 100

arthur giddon at bat (boy) again.

 

arthur gibbons

This NYT story will make your day (and, obviously, it made me cry):

“Hi ya, young fella.”

Babe Ruth greeted Arthur Giddon as he did most 13-year-olds, even those in uniform. Giddon chatted with the Babe for a moment but tore himself away because he had a job to do. It was 1922, and as a Boston Braves bat boy, Giddon had to break out the bats, polish some spikes and otherwise outfit his players for that afternoon’s game at Braves Field.

Eighty-seven years later, on Saturday, Giddon will reprise his role for his now-beloved Red Sox — as a special 100th birthday present, he will serve as the team’s honorary bat boy prior to the game against the rival Yankees

Happy Friday!

[Posted by Mallory]

Advertisements

1 Comment

Filed under adventures, news, sports