Blog Index
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Billy Jurges—rookie shortstop who was shot in the Hotel Carlos on July 6, 1932

Rogers Hornsby—player/manager of the Cubs, until he was fired on August 2, 1932

Charlie Grimm—first baseman and new manager of the Cubs, as of August 2, 1932

Hazen “Kiki” Cuyler—Hall of Fame outfielder and batting star of 1932 Cubs

Mark Koenig—former Yankee and key late season acquisition

Charlie Root—pitcher who served up Ruth’s “called shot” home run



Babe Ruth—iconic sports figure who hit the “called shot” home run on October 1, 1932

Joseph McCarthy—former Cub manager who won his first world series with the 1932 Yankees

Bill Dickey—suspended 30 days and fined $1000 for a punch that broke Carl Reynolds’ jaw

Lou Gehrig—the “Iron Horse” and cleanup hitter for the 1932 Yankees

Lefty Gomez—ace of the 1932 Yankees’ pitching staff



In the Crowd

Jimmie Foxx—challenged Babe Ruth’s home run record and finished with 58 homers in 1932

Herbert Hoover—threw out the first pitch of the opening game of the 1932 season

Franklin Delano Roosevelt—threw out the first pitch of game three of the 1932 World Series

Violet Popovich—aspiring showgirl who shot Billy Jurges in the Hotel Carlos on July 6, 1932

John Sbarbaro—mortician/politician/judge who dismissed the charges against Violet Popovich

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens—boy aged twelve who witnessed Ruth’s called shot

Harry Hortman—convicted murderer serving a life sentence who witnessed Ruth’s called shot

Charlie Ireland—prison warden who allowed Harry Hortman to attend the 1932 World Series