BABE RUTH DIES AT AGE 53
The New York Times
August 17, 1948
The New York Times announces the passing of Yankee baseball legend George Herman “Babe” Ruth with a large front page classic photo of the Babe swinging a bat (see scans). But, the star here is the Sports Section much of with is exclusively devoted to the “Home Run King” and his incredible career, including superb photos of Ruth and Lou Gehrig, Ruth as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, at the microphone at Yankee Stadium on Babe Ruth Day, coaching a youngster, and a more recent photo.
The complete 44-page issue has been maintained all these years in excellent condition with just the usual browning to indicate its true age. An important addition to any great sports collection!