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Babe Ruth King of the Diamond and Cigar lover

The Great Bambino. The Sultan of Swat. The King of Swing enjoyed a roaring cigar lifestyle. I speak, of course, of legendary baseball player Babe Ruth.

Born in 1895, Ruth played for 22 seasons. Between the years 1919 to 1935, he hit 714 home runs and became a baseball icon—more than that, a legend.

His reputation and love of cigars were renowned. So, while in Boston playing for the Red Sox, he received an opportunity to invest in a small, local cigar company. Ruth

enthusiastically agreed. The company capitalized on the player’s likeness by putting a picture of him on each of their cigars. Sales went through the roof. Babe Ruth enjoyed smoking his own cigars. He, in his own words, smoked them until he was “blue in the face.” Still, the Bambino seemed to enjoy that they were his more than anything. Ruth preferred larger, more expensive cigars like Cubans. Ruth had reportedly traveled to Havana on more than one occasion to bring stockpiles of the famous cigars back to the U.S. He was almost always smoking. Whether it was cigars, cigarettes, or even pipes. Usually, though, in public, he would stick to cigars as he preferred the image. He would put on a red dressing gown and slippers for parties, most of which he hosted in expansive hotel rooms before lighting up large 60-cent cigars. That was very expensive at the time. His teammate, the pitcher Waite Hoyt, said Ruth looked like “the Admiration Cigar trademark.” We honor the Sultan of Swat and King of the Yankees in the House that Ruth Built with a very smooth Collection of Connecticut Shade Wrappers we call The Babe Collection. 

Connecticut Shade Tobacco:  Smooth mild cigar with a rich creamy flavor and oak wood aroma. Exquisite on the palate with a very pleasant after taste.

Vitola:

Gordo 6x60

Churchill 7 x 48

Pyramid 6.5 x 54

Robusto 5 x 50

Corona 6.5 x 42


Wrapper: Connecticut Shade

Binder: Dominican Republic

Filler: Dominican Republic

Smoking Time - 

Gordo 60-90 Minutes

Churchill 60 Minutes

Pyramid 60 Minutes

Robusto 30-45 Minutes

Corona 20-30 Minutes





 





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