Babe Ruth was a professional wrestling referee?

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I’ll admit I never read a Babe Ruth biography. We all sort of know the major points by osmosis, right? As such, I was unaware of the time The Bambino was professional wrestling referee. Ryan Dilbert of Bleacher Report hips us, however, in an entertaining story about the Babe in his post-baseball wilderness.

Ruth helped the heel draw some heat, which is something a good ref does. But only officiated a couple of matches, which Dilbert describes. The sense is that, if he wanted to do more, he could’ve made a nice little career in the wrestling world. God knows he had the theatricality for it.

You learn something new every day.