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102-year-old actor who watched Babe Ruth split his pants on a slide goes to first World Series since 1926

102-year-old actor who watched Babe Ruth split his pants on a slide goes to first World Series since 1926

Before stepping into Dodger Stadium this week, Norman Lloyd had attended one World Series.

In 1926.

As a 12-year-old boy at Yankee Stadium, he watched as Babe Ruth slid into second base and split his pants.

Now, a mere 91 years later, the actor — known as the rigid headmaster who fired Robin Williams in “Dead Poets Society” and the villain who fell from the Statue of Liberty in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Saboteur" — returned to the Fall Classic to watch a series between the Dodgers and Houston Astros that already has the makings of a Hollywood drama.

As Lloyd settled into his left-field chair, a rollicking crowd danced and hollered around him in the sweltering...

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