As far as this author can figure it may be true. Here are the details as I know them.
Babe “the Bambino” Ruth had several barnstorming teams when he wasn’t playing with the Yankees (or drinking , smoking and/or carousing).
And several of these teams played in an old park called McCormick Field in Asheville, North Carolina. There is a plaque on the wall of the stadium today that attests to this fact. McCormick Field was opened in 1924 and has been in continuous service to the present day. We know that House of David teams barnstormed up and down North Carolina during the 20’ and 30’s. Any game with the ‘Babe’ and the House of David would certainly fill every seat in the house. (Approximately four thousand). Both sides were at it to make money, and this was a golden opportunity to do just that. There certainly could have been a game with the two sides squaring off for the almighty dollar.
That is as far as I can take the story. With further research the truth may come to light. But as a baseball fan and and an admirer of the Babe, and a curious follower of the House, I say let it sit. Another rumor to delight baseball fans everywhere!
Now let’s sit back and watch our favorite teams, because with the coming of Major League Baseball, comes Spring, more stories, more rumors (and cold Beer!)