Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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Babe Ruth Has Died (Again)

Art LaFleur, a prolific actor known for his role as Babe Ruth in the classic movie “The Sandlot” and as another baseball player in “Field of Dreams,” died Wednesday after a 10-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 78.

via The Hill

The man who told us “heroes get remembered, but legends never die” has died.

It was bad enough losing Babe Ruth once, but now, we lost him AGAIN??

Pretty sure every last one of us can file this celebrity death under the “Ah man! I loved him in those couple of movies he was in and knew absolutely nothing else – including his name – about him” category. Like did I know who Art LaFleur was before today? No. But did I know “the guy who played Babe Ruth in The Sandlot?” You betcha.

But look, I don’t wanna sell my man short here. He was also in The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.

Respect to Art LaFleur. May you RIP in peace. You helped Benny The Jet get Smalls out of the biggest pickle of his life. (You also just straight-up ripped his Hank Aaron card, but we’ll let that one slide.)


Austin hosts a country music morning radio show in Chicago after nearly a decade in sports talk radio (The Jim Rome Show, Steve Gorman SPORTS!) Colin Cowherd and Smash Mouth follow him on Twitter and he wears pants every day.


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