1. Standard memberRed Night
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    In researching some Cricket legend and lore I came across a startling number of references to such and such player being "The Babe Ruth of...."

    For instance, an Australia Cricket player named Dan Broadman was often referred to as "The Babe Ruth of Cricket." Contemporary Australian newspaper articles even refer to him as "Babe Broadman"

    There is no question that Babe Ruth is the Gold Standard and that got me thinking...how many "The Babe Ruth of..." where there. Below I have posted a short list from a Wikipedia article.
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    The Black Babe Ruth, Josh Gibson
    The Babe Ruth of Cricket, Sir Donald Bradman
    The Babe Ruth of Poker, Doyle Brunson
    The Babe Ruth of Tenors, Enrico Caruso
    The Babe Ruth of Basketball, Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, or Hank Luisetti
    The Babe Ruth of Softball, Millie Deegan
    The Babe Ruth of Wrestling, Dan Gable
    The Babe Ruth of the Schoolyards, Lou Gehrig
    The Babe Ruth of Silicon Valley, Steve Jobs
    The Babe Ruth of Competetive Eating, Takeru Kobayashi
    The Babe Ruth of Japan, Sadaharu Oh
    The Babe Ruth of Horror, Vincent Price
    The Babe Ruth of Bank Robbers, Willie Sutton
    The Babe Ruth of Hockey, Howie Morenz
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    02 Dec '06 21:28
    Originally posted by Red Night
    In researching some Cricket legend and lore I came across a startling number of references to such and such player being "The Babe Ruth of...."

    For instance, an Australia Cricket player named Dan Broadman was often referred to as "The Babe Ruth of Cricket." Contemporary Australian newspaper articles even refer to him as "Babe Broadman"

    There is no q ...[text shortened]... abe Ruth of..." where there. Below I have posted a short list from a Wikipedia article.
    From Wikipedia:

    "In The Best of the Best, statistician Charles Davis argues that Bradman's performance is the most dominant of any player of any major sport. He calculates the number of standard deviations above the mean that several prominent individual sporting statistics lie. The top performers in various sports are:

    Athlete Sport Statistic Standard deviations
    Bradman Cricket Batting average 4.4
    Pelé Soccer Goals per game 3.7
    Ty Cobb Baseball Batting average 3.6
    Jack Nicklaus Golf Major titles 3.5
    Michael Jordan Basketball Points per game 3.4
    Björn Borg Tennis Grand slam titles 3.2

    In order to post a similarly dominant career statistic as Bradman, a baseball batter would need a career batting average of 0.392, while a basketballer would need to score 43 points per game."

    It seems that Ty Cobb is the Donald Bradman of baseball. Who's Babe Ruth?
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    Originally posted by Ian68
    From Wikipedia:

    "In The Best of the Best, statistician Charles Davis argues that Bradman's performance is the most dominant of any player of any major sport. He calculates the number of standard deviations above the mean that several prominent individual sporting statistics lie. The top performers in various sports are:

    Athlete Sport Statistic Standard d ...[text shortened]... ints per game."

    It seems that Ty Cobb is the Donald Bradman of baseball. Who's Babe Ruth?
    Everybody knows who Babe Ruth is

    Who is Charles Davis?
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    02 Dec '06 22:44
    Originally posted by Red Night
    Everybody knows who Babe Ruth is

    Who is Charles Davis?
    Charles Davis must be the Babe Ruth of statisticians. 😕
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    03 Dec '06 07:14
    Originally posted by Red Night
    In researching some Cricket legend and lore I came across a startling number of references to such and such player being "The Babe Ruth of...."

    For instance, an Australia Cricket player named Dan Broadman was often referred to as "The Babe Ruth of Cricket." Contemporary Australian newspaper articles even refer to him as "Babe Broadman"

    There is no q ...[text shortened]... abe Ruth of..." where there. Below I have posted a short list from a Wikipedia article.
    Don Bradman "The Babe Ruth Of Cricket". Blasphemy! BLASPHEMY I SAY!
    I think "The God Of Cricket" is more appropriate.
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    03 Dec '06 10:38
    Originally posted by Red Night
    In researching some Cricket legend and lore I came across a startling number of references to such and such player being "The Babe Ruth of...."

    For instance, an Australia Cricket player named Dan Broadman was often referred to as "The Babe Ruth of Cricket." Contemporary Australian newspaper articles even refer to him as "Babe Broadman"

    There is no q ...[text shortened]... abe Ruth of..." where there. Below I have posted a short list from a Wikipedia article.
    Who's "Dan Broadman"? 😲
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    03 Dec '06 16:501 edit
    Originally posted by Angry Boy
    Who's "Dan Broadman"? 😲
    He was some cricket player from Australia that is known as the Babe Ruth of Cricket.

    He met Ruth in 1934. Here is a front page Australian news article preserved in the State Library Archives.

    http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/bradman/scrapbooks/15/bsb15217.htm

    Apparently, Bradman was a big baseball fan and you can see from the picture that he was delighted by the opportunity to dress up in a "real" baseball uniform and pose for a picture even though he "begged off" on the opportunity to attempt to hit.
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    03 Dec '06 17:19
    Originally posted by Red Night
    He was some cricket player from Australia that is known as the Babe Ruth of Cricket.

    He met Ruth in 1934. Here is a front page Australian news article preserved in the State Library Archives.

    http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/bradman/scrapbooks/15/bsb15217.htm

    Apparently, Bradman was a big baseball fan and you can see from the picture that he was deligh ...[text shortened]... orm and pose for a picture even though he "begged off" on the opportunity to attempt to hit.
    You'll have to tone it down just a tad if you wish people to really bite. You yanks possess no subtlety.
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    03 Dec '06 17:41
    Originally posted by dyl
    You'll have to tone it down just a tad if you wish people to really bite. You yanks possess no subtlety.
    "Jove, a double play"
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    03 Dec '06 17:471 edit
    Originally posted by Esoteric
    Don Bradman "The Babe Ruth Of Cricket". Blasphemy! BLASPHEMY I SAY!
    I think "The God Of Cricket" is more appropriate.
    Here is another Australian news article that refers to him as "the Babe Ruth of Australian Cricket"

    http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/bradman/scrapbooks/15/bsb15155.htm

    I've got another that calls him the "Bambino of Cricket." Would you like to see that as well?
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    03 Dec '06 18:511 edit
    Originally posted by Red Night
    In researching some Cricket legend and lore I came across a startling number of references to such and such player being "The Babe Ruth of...."

    For instance, an Australia Cricket player named Dan Broadman was often referred to as "The Babe Ruth of Cricket." Contemporary Australian newspaper articles even refer to him as "Babe Broadman"

    There is no q abe Ruth of..." where there. Below I have posted a short list from a Wikipedia article.
    What are this Babe Ruth's stats? I've heard the name but have no clue how good he was at his particular sport.

    Edit: Also can you post some statistics of modern-day best players (and also an explanation of what the hell they mean)?
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    03 Dec '06 18:53
    Originally posted by ElleEffSeee
    What are this Babe Ruth's stats? I've heard the name but have no clue how good he was at his particular sport.
    LOL That's a good one Liverpool.
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    03 Dec '06 18:57
    Originally posted by Red Night
    LOL That's a good one Liverpool.
    Actually I was serious. If you think his stats won't stand up to scrutiny and will make him look a bit rubbish really then by all means don't post them.
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    03 Dec '06 19:44
    Originally posted by ElleEffSeee
    Actually I was serious. If you think his stats won't stand up to scrutiny and will make him look a bit rubbish really then by all means don't post them.
    There are certain athletes who transcend their sport and sport itself.

    Examples:

    Babe Ruth
    Michael Jordan
    Pele
    Arnold Palmer

    They become household names, icons; immediately recognizable by everyone even those who know nothing about sports.

    Ruth is one of those players. Perhaps the biggest sports icon of all time.

    (In any event, his stats are posted in the "Greatest Baseball player ever..." Thread here in this forum.
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