BABE RUTH DAY AT YANKEE STADIUM– JUNE 13, 1948

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On this day in 1948 they held a Babe Ruth Day at Yankee Stadium. It was the 25th anniversary of Yankee Stadium aka The House That Ruth Built. Ruth was dying of throat cancer- he would be dead in a little over 2 months- August 16th, 1948 at the age of 53.. On Babe Ruth Day they retired his #3 and the 1923 Yankees reunited for the event. Ruth would make only one more public appearance- on July 26th for the premier of The Babe Ruth Story starring William Bendix [what a horrible movie, the Goodman movie on The Babe was just as bad, maybe someday they will get it right.}

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