Belgian General Learns to Bat (Mar, 1922)
Belgian General Learns to Bat
GENERAL JACQUES, of the Belgian army, received a lesson in batting from an expert during his stay in America, when Babe Ruth showed the famous soldier how to “line ’em out.” The Babe demonstrated where to meet the ball, how to stand at the plate, and how to swing.
The general proved to be an apt pupil for a man who had never had his hands on a baseball, and is said to have knocked out a couple of creditable hits. His lessons in batting, however, were not extensive enough to put him in the home run class.