The Bambino Loved Burning Rubber Almost As Much As Burning Opposing Pitchers.
Like many of today’s sports superstars who find themselves with money
to burn, a young Babe Ruth fancied expensive cars and treated himself
to more than one. According to “The Bambino’s” daughter Dorothy, “Babe
would have enjoyed being chauffered around in a stretch limousine, had
they existed at the time; instead, he loved to drive down Broadway in a
convertible, waving to the people.
In this picture, Babe is shown taking Miller Huggins, his manager with
the Yankees from 1920-1929, or a drive. Babe used to enjoy racing up
and down New York’s Riverside Drive and, true to his playing style, he
usually had the pedal to the metal.
Police who stopped him were so dazzled by his star-power that they
usually let him go with a warning – after politely asking for an
autograph on something other than a ticket. One famous exception was
when he was taken to traffic court, fined $100, and sentenced to spend
a few hours in jail. Then, at 4 P.M. with the Yankees trailing in a
game at the Polo Grounds, he was released and given a police motorcycle
escort so he could make the 9-mile trip through rush-hour traffic in
just 18 minutes. “I should get one of these motorcycle cops to take me
all over the place,” he famously shouted to photographers as he ran
into the stadium.
Hank Aaron Near Top in Homers and Auto Dealerships
Just as he did on the playing field, Hank Aaron has schooled his
contemporaries when it comes to selling cars. Hank Aaron BMW in Union
City, GA is just part of the Hank Aaron Automotive Group, which is
ranked #38 on the BE AUTO DEALER 100 list with $76.7 million in sales.
Bonds Digs Ferraris
When asked if life was lonely after baseball, former San Francisco
Giant left fielder, Barry Bonds, told a TMZ reporter that it’s good.
The reporter asked, "is it lonely at the top?” And after joking with a
friend, Bonds replied, “life is good…see…real good," as his Ferrari
F430 Spider convertible pulled up to the curb.