According to legend, Babe Ruth promised a sick boy named Johnny Sylvester that he’d blast a home run in Game 4 of the 1926 World Series. The Great Bambino then went out and hit three homers, adding to his already impressive folk hero.
Ruth likely celebrated by eating a 96-oz. steak, 12 potatoes, a 29-egg omelet and two gallons of dark beer.
The feel-good story was famously co-opted for a hilarious Seinfeld bit with former Yankees star Paul O’Neill bailing out an overpromising Kramer.
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo joined Ruth and O’Neill’s select company last night when he made good on a similar vow.
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That is so awesome.
Perhaps the next game he’ll catch a pop fly in his hat.
[H/T: Cut 4]