"New York Yankees"  Babe Ruth  Original Signature - LuxeWest
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"New York Yankees" Babe Ruth Original Signature


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"New York Yankees"

Babe Ruth

Original Signature

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 5 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, which opened in 1923, came to be known as "The House that Ruth Built."


 However, The Babe also made headlines by his charitable actions, such as visiting sick children in hospitals.  In 1935, he retired from baseball, having hit a record 714 home runs in his career.  In 1946, Ruth was diagnosed with throat cancer, but doctors could do little. Early the next year, treatment ended.  On June 13, 1948, a uniformed Ruth appeared at Yankee Stadiumone last time to retire his number. On August 16, he died of cancer at the age of 53. 


Original signature of legend Babe Ruth custom framed in a classy presentation with great photo at the plate and laser-cut logos.