On Saturday, Oct. 2, 1926, Babe Ruth slid into second base in the third inning of the first game of the World Series — and ripped the seat of his pants.
In the Yankee Stadium bleachers, an 11-year-old boy attending his first major league game, burst into laughter. “We roared! The little trainer, Doc Woods, raced out with a needle and thread, and the Babe just stood there grinning while they stitched up his trousers right on the field!”
The same boy — a little older — will be in the left-field stands Wednesday night as the Los Angeles Dodgers host the Houston Astros in the second game of this World Series. He is the actor Norman Lloyd.