Adventures in the National Pastime #17

Today's adventure: George Herman Ruth wears the pinstripes for the last time as his number 3 is retired at Yankee Stadium on June 13, 1948 (also the 25th anniversary of the stadium's opening). Two months later, the Bambino would die from cancer-related pneumonia at 53.

From a collection of rare and unpublished photos of the Babe from Life Magazine's archives.

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