life:

On this day in 1948, baseball legend Babe Ruth dies of cancer. Here, look back at rare color photos of the sports icon in his twilight years.
(Photo: Ralph Morse—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

He was only 53 years old.

life:

On this day in 1948, baseball legend Babe Ruth dies of cancer. Here, look back at rare color photos of the sports icon in his twilight years.

(Photo: Ralph Morse—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

He was only 53 years old.

therealbsmile:

The Bambino Leaves For Braves Training Camp
New York City - March 3, 1935
It was 78 years ago today that The Babe and his wife Claire left for his last spring training. Their melancholy appearance seems appropriate for the occasion…

Happy 118th Birthday, Babe Ruth.
Ruth died in 1948.
Image copyright Charles Conlon/TSN/Icon SMI and courtesy of Sports Illustrated.

Happy 118th Birthday, Babe Ruth.

Ruth died in 1948.

Image copyright Charles Conlon/TSN/Icon SMI and courtesy of Sports Illustrated.

burnedshoes:

#1: © Charles M. Conlon, ca. 1923, Andy Coakley, Columbia University coach
#2:
© Nickolas Muray, ca. 1927, Babe Ruth (Hand holding baseball)
#3: © Charles M. Conlon, 1919–25, Charles Robertson (White Sox) holds baseball
#4: © Leslie Jones, 1934-1956, Non-Boston and miscellaneous, baseball in hand

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Babe Ruth as a Boston Brave - 1935

Babe Ruth as a Brooklyn Dodger - 1938

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mightyflynn:

Awards Display, Babe Ruth’s funeral (1948)

mightyflynn:

Awards Display, Babe Ruth’s funeral (1948)