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The Death of ‘Babe’ Ruth – 16 August 1948

George Herman ‘Babe’ Ruth, one of the most popular baseball players of all time, died in New York on 16 August 1948, aged 53.

Born in Baltimore, ‘Babe’ Ruth is fondly remembered for his amazing record as a batsman, and for scoring the most home runs in seasons 1919, 1920, 1921 and 1927 – thus earning him the nickname of the ‘Home Run King’.

To mark the day of his passing, here are two newspaper stories – published on 17 August 1948 – that report on ‘Babe’ Ruth’s death.

historical newspaper report on the death of babe ruth

Gloucester Citizen – Tuesday 17 August 1948

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000325/19480817/034/0005

historical newspaper report on the death of babe ruth

Derby Daily Telegraph – Tuesday 17 August 1948

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000521/19480817/023/0005

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