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Babe Ruth "The Babe Ruth Story" 1948 Book Signed Autograph Baseball
Babe Ruth-"The Babe Ruth Story"-1948-E.P.Dutton-4" X 6"-230 pages-Softcover Book-Signed By Author.Babe Ruth is the most celebrated player in American baseball history. A home run king and fan favorite, Ruth was the first in a line of iconic New York Yankee stars which included Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle. Ruth began his career as a pitcher but moved to the outfield, where he gained fame as a slugger. After the Boston Red Sox sold him to the Yankees in 1920, Ruth became the most famous athlete in America. Ruth's larger-than-life personality (including a prodigious fondness for food and drink) was a hit with fans, and Ruth is often credited with making baseball the dominant American sport of its time. Ruth retired in 1935; he held the single-season record for home runs (60) until fellow Yankee Roger Maris hit 61 in 1961, and the career record (714) until Hank Aaron passed him in 1974. In 1948, like Gehrig before him, Ruth had an emotional farewell at Yankee Stadium, with the Yankees retiring his uniform number 3. He died of throat cancer two months later.A hand signed cut signature by Babe Ruth with a fountain pen in black has been affixed to the title page of the book.The cut signature portion is approximately 1" X 2 1/2"..................BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.