Indianapolis Times
11 Sep 1933, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Clipped from US, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indianapolis Times, September 11, 1933

By Eddie AshHornsby I^ads on Ruth All-Star Teamsv m m mMany Changes Noted Over Twelve YearsJI is interesting to look back over the lineups of Babe Ruth’sall-big league mythical teams since he inaugurated the twelve years ago, in 1922. No other than the stormy petrel of baseball, Rogers Hornsby, holds the honor of making the Babe's team the greatest numler of times. Old Rajah “scored on seven “all teams, 1922, 23, ’24, ’25, *26, *28 and 29. He was left off in 1927 when Frankie Frisch was given the second base post, and after 1929 Rogers was dropped by Ruth in his selections. TTwo players, A1 Simmons and Pie Travnor have been named by the Babe six times and Mickey Cochrane was selected five times. Lefty Grove, our own Chuck Klein and Joe Cronin were honored on four teams, Klein and ( ronin the last four years. This is the first year Grove missed out since 1929. The 1933 Babe Ruth selections were published in Saturday’s Times.fer * * * * * * . *AS evidence of what* twelve years mean in baseball many of the - players on Ruth's early teams have passed out of the game entirely. Here was his 1922 selection: Heilmann, rf; Speaker, cf; Cobb.If; Sislfr. lb; Hornsby. 2b; Scott, as; Frisch. 2b; Schang. c; Shocker, p; J. Bush. p. Of those ten players, only one still is active as a player. Manager Frankie Frisch of the £t. Louis Cardinals. Hornsby is manager of the St. Louis Browns and acting as pinch hitter, but eight out of the ten names in the Ruth team of 1922 no longer appear in the box scores. The front ranks constantly show new' faces. In 1932 Avrrill, O'Doul and Lazzeri were assigned positions on the Babe’s all-star group. This year they got no mention just ordinary ball players now Who remembers Jumping Joe Dugan? And Mostil? Joe was thud sacker on Ruths 1924 team and Mostil was his center fielder in 192G. And the great Grover Cleveland Alexander? He was on ftuth’s 1923 roster. He’s now pitching for the House of David.