Retrospective on the late baseball legend Babe Ruth, after his passing in 1948
New York City USA Date:1948, August 16 Duration:1 min 40 sec Sound:Yes
Newsreel clip looking back at the life of baseball's greatest player, Babe Ruth, after his death from cancer on August 16, 1948. Ruth speaks to the camera. Outside view of Yankee Stadium in New York. Young boys watch in the stands. Ruth swats a home run. Spectators stand and cheer as Ruth runs around the bases. Ruth wipes his face with a towel. Ruth surrounded by two police officers and large group of children, eating hot dogs and ice cones. Ruth gives a baseball bat to a young boy. An older Ruth climbs out of a 1940s-style car, walks into a doctor's office. Group of kids wait for him outside on the steps. Scene shifts to Ruth's late-in-life visit to Yankee Stadium. Ruth puts on his old #3 Yankee uniform, emerges from tunnel to a huge ovation from fans. He tips his cap, stands on field as Yankees pay tribute.
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