Bob Baffert Talks about His Treasured Babe Ruth Baseball

Originally published in the October 2015 issue of Robb Report Collection as “Perfect Catch”

Bob Baffert, the Triple Crown–winning trainer of American Pharoah, grew up on a ranch in Nogales, Ariz., where watching televised baseball was more or less dictated by the family’s livestock. “Half the time our TV was out because some cow had knocked down the antenna,” Baffert says. Though the sometime baseball fan was not a Yankees follower in particular, the accomplishments of the legendary Babe Ruth fascinated him…

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