Anniversary of a Sad day for New York


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Anniversary of a Sad day for New York

On August 16, 1948, baseball legend George Herman “Babe” Ruth dies from cancer in New York City. For two days following, his body lay in state at the main entrance to Yankee Stadium, and tens of thousands of people stood in line to pay their last respects. He was buried in Hawthorne, New York.

Ruth, who had a colorful personality and an unmistakable physical presence, began his major league career in Baltimore in 1914. That same year, he was traded to the Boston Red Sox and during the next five years proved himself to be a formidable left-handed pitcher and batter. In 1919, he was sold to the New York Yankees, where he played outfield to better exploit his phenomenal hitting talents. At a time when baseball was suffering through the disgrace of the Black Sox scandal, Ruth almost single-handedly salvaged the sport’s popularity, hitting a record 60 home runs in the 1927 season and leading the Yankees to seven pennants. Yankee Stadium, opened in 1923, came to be known as “the House that Ruth Built.”

Anniversary of a Sad day for New York
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  • Waffles731
    I am a New Englander and we say, Fuck the Yankees
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    • you know he started with your Sox right?

    • Waffles731

      Yes I did, but he went to the Yankees and if you go by sports fans he cursed us

  • TrixiePooch
    I was going to say it's not 9/11 yet.
    • well that too. but for baseball fans, that.

    • of course.. but for Yankee fans.. this day was sad

  • LegateLanius
    He was pretty good.
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