April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th career homerun,  breaking the record set by Babe Ruth in 1935.

April 1974 - Hank Aaron hits his career homerun, breaking the record set by Babe Ruth in

Grave Marker- Babe Ruth, Baseball legend (NY Yankees).   Ruth rests with his second wife, Claire, on a hillside in Section 25 at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York.  (More go to: http://www.thefuneralsource.org/deathiversary/august/16.html)

"Babe" George Herman Ruth, he. Born in Baltimore on February 1895 – Died in Manhatten on August Died of Cancer, aged Ruth rests at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York.

Babe Ruth ~ 1895-1948, aged 53 (Cause of death: Esophageal Cancer) Buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, Westchester, New York * Professional Baseball Player

Babe Ruth ~ aged 53 (Cause of death: Esophageal Cancer) Buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, Westchester, New York * Professional Baseball Player

When Babe Ruth returned to Yankee Stadium to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its opening. this was only 2 months before he lost a battle with throat cancer. June 13, 1948

When Babe Ruth returned to Yankee Stadium to celebrate the anniversary of its opening. this was only 2 months before he lost a battle with throat cancer.

Babe Ruth

AJ’s Smokin’ Sports Corner: Cigars and Professional Athletes - Babe Ruth Smokin' a stick!

Babe Ruth salutes the New York fans during his final appearance at Yankee Stadium in 1948. (AP) GALLERY: Rare Photos of Babe Ruth

“Babe Retires No. is a Pulitzer Prize winning photograph shot by Nat Fein of the New York Herald Tribune in This photograph is one of my favorite Pulitzer Prize winners of the past cen.

George Herman "Babe" Ruth Birth: 	Feb. 6, 1895 Baltimore Baltimore County Maryland, USA Death: 	Aug. 16, 1948 New York New York County New York, USA  Cause of death: Throat Cancer Burial: Gate of Heaven Cemetery Hawthorne Westchester County New York, USA Plot: Section 25, plot 1115, in the center of graves 3 and 4

George "Babe" Ruth: Died of throat cancer at He is buried in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY

Tired: Babe Ruth sits in the dug-out of Yankees stadium two months before his death

An American icon: Extremely rare colour pictures of Babe Ruth show the Bronx Bomber in a whole new light

Babe Ruth sits in the dug-out of Yankees stadium two months before his death. Mr Ruth passed away at the age of 53 on August 1948

George Herman Babe Ruth - Born: February 6, 1895, Baltimore, Md USA Died: August 16, 1948, New York City, New York, USA Cause of Death: Throat cancer

Being the great city of fantasy-- Los Angeles-- I managed to source a place in Torrence--the sports robe--which specialized in vintage sports uniforms

Babe Ruth paying his final respects to Lou Gehrig moments before breaking down in tears in 1941.

Baseball legend Lou Gehrig is pictured here at his funeral in an open casket, with Babe Ruth standing beside the casket as a mourner. Ruth himself went on to have a public open-casket funeral to which people came to pay their last respects.

Funeral Babe Ruth- Some 75,000 fans trekked to the "House That Ruth Built" to view the body of the legendary slugger, Babe Ruth, two days after he succumbed to throat cancer on Aug. 16, 1948. Police even agreed to keep Yankee Stadium open until midnight to accommodate as many people as possible, while another 75,000 gathered in and around Manhattan's St. Patrick's Cathedral to attend his funeral service.

Ruth’s Illness & Passing -The Country Mourns- Babe Ruth Central: Babe Ruth, Babe Ruth Photos, Babe Ruth Statistics, Babe Ruth Biography

Here, in color, Babe Ruth on "Babe Ruth Day" at Yankee Stadium in 1947, a year before his death: pic.twitter.com/uuL6Nlt84u

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Today In 1947 - Baseball Celebrates “Babe Ruth Day” Actual color photo from Yankee Stadium - April 1947 ~ (Wire Tag) “Bucky Harris, manager of the N. Yankees, shown here with Babe Ruth in the.

Babe Ruth gives Lou Gehrig a hug after 5 years without talking to one another [1939]. The Babe would become Lous closest friend up to his death 2 years later. http://ift.tt/2gcUNDC

Babe Ruth gives Lou Gehrig a hug after 5 years without talking to one another [1939]. The Babe would become Lous closest friend up to his death 2 years later. http://ift.tt/2gcUNDC

Never let the fear of death keep you from serving your country. RIP Matthew Hood

Baseball Art - Baseball photo print featuring a famous Babe Ruth quote - Customizable - Boys room decor, Man cave art

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