Baseball player Babe Ruth honored at Yankee Stadium, 1947
New York City USA Date:1947, April 27 Duration:1 min 1 sec Sound:Yes
Newsreel clip of a ceremony held at Yankee Stadium in New York to honor ailing Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth. View of 58,000 fans who turned out to see Ruth and the game between the Yankees and visiting Washington Senators. Announcer notes Ruth recently had "serious throat operation" for what turned out to be cancer. Ruth, wearing overcoat, walks toward microphone and waves to cheering fans. View of large crowd of baseball players and dignitaries around home plate. Effects of cancer treatment evident in Ruth's thinned-out hair, stooped posture, and weak, raspy voice. Speaking into microphone, he thanks everyone for their kind words. Yankees and Senators players stand and cheer, fans give Ruth a standing ovation.
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