In this movie short, Babe Ruth comes to visit a boys orphanage. The headmaster asks him to umpire a game. As Babe is umpiring behind the catcher, one of the players, Freddy, strikes out with the bases loaded, and his team loses. His teammates berate Freddy, so The Babe takes him to the ball park to teach him how to hit a baseball.
Just Pals (1932) Short | 20min | 1 February 1932 (USA) 6.2
Director: Benjamin StoloffWriters: Lou BreslowStars: Babe RuthSummary: Babe Ruth comes to visit a boys orphanage. The headmaster of the orphanage asks him to umpire a game the boys will play, which Babe consents to do. As Babe is umpiring behind the catcher, one of the players, Freddy, strikes out with the bases loaded, and his team loses the game. His teammates berate Freddy for striking out. Freddy leaves the field and starts crying. Babe encourages Freddy and offers to take Freddy to the ball park and teach him how to hit a baseball. At the park, Babe shows Freddy how to bunt. Then he shows Freddy about choke hitters and swing hitters. Then Freddy hits the balls pretty well. The next day, Babe is back watching another game with the same boys playing and someone else is umpiring. It comes to Freddy's turn at bat and the kid who is managing the team doesn't want Freddy to bat because he doesn't think Freddy can hit the ball. Freddy insists that he take his turn at bat. Freddy comes up to the plate and hits a home-run.