Notre Dame and USC will be doing battle on the football field for the 88th time in South Bend this weekend. It’s the continuation of one of the greatest rivalries in college sports history.
The two have combined for 22 national titles and 13 Heisman winners. This week, the Irish and Trojans will be facing off with both still being very much alive in the national championship race. But a loss for each team would end such aspirations.
Needless to say, it’s an absolutely huge game.
Some 90 years earlier, two of the greatest baseball players were seen donning these two jerseys as a way to promote the 1927 game between Notre Dame and USC in Chicago.
— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) October 17, 2017
Yes, that’s Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig right there.
There’s not a lot of context involved here. Ruth never graduated from college and was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Meanwhile, Gehrig graduated from the Ivy League’s Columbia.
Also important to note in the photo, that’s Pop Warner on the far left. This photo-op was apparently organized by a baseball agent.
Ruth and Gehrig played with one another with the Yankees from 1923-34. They earned four World Series titles during that span.
The two combined for 1,207 homers and 4,209 RBI while hitting .341.
Yes folks, there’s a whole lot of greatness that was involved in these past 200 words and none of it has to do with the writing.