(Big thanks to IIATMS reader Professor Longnose for this tip.)
Have you ever wondered what New York looked like in the 1920’s and have you ever wondered what it would be like to see a Yankee player in a film from that era? Well, wait no longer because now’s your chance.
The film is called Speedy, a silent film made in 1928 which features a cameo by Babe Ruth. In his scene, he is being driven to Yankee Stadium by an overly excited and impressed cab driver played by Harold Lloyd, who is the main star of the movie. It’s pretty amazing to see what New York looked like back in the late 1920’s and Ruth does a pretty passable job acting like he’s terrified by the driver’s shoddy driving.
Just in case, the embed code doesn’t work, here’s the link to the film clip.