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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

A trip to the last century!


1948: Babe Ruth's final appearance at Yankee Stadium

In June of 1948, American baseball legend Babe Ruth made his final appearance at Yankee Stadium. Weakened by cancer that would soon claim his life, friends helped Ruth into his uniform. "He looked tired, very tired; the power that had been his in his youth and manhood was slowly ebbing away,” photographer Nat Fein recalled. The beloved sports icon nevertheless received a roaring ovation from the stands, and Fein’s image, shot for the New York Herald Tribune, won a Pulitzer Prize the following year.

In this image, taken a few years later, a young sports fan presses his nose to the glass and gazes in awe at the glove worn by Babe Ruth himself at the Cooperstown Hall of Fame and Baseball Museum.

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