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Tale of the Tape: Babe vs. Dale

Page 2's Nick Bakay compares the great No. 3s -- Babe Ruth and Dale Earnhardt.

Updated: December 9, 2004, 12:20 PM ET
By Nick Bakay | Page 2

Boston purged the curse, Red Sox nation can change their diapers, and the ghost of Babe Ruth is finally free to float off to that big road house in the sky, right? Wrong. Last century's legend has one more piece of unfinished business with this century's legendary No. 3: Dale Earnhardt. They both lived fast and died young. Now it's time to green-flag the race for tertiary bragging rights.

No. 3 vs. No. 3, swattin' taters vs. Jack the bear, carousing vs. careening -- Dale and the Babe, ...

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