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Baseball legend Babe Ruth portrait New York year by Chromatone
Babe Ruth -- On April 27, 1947, the Yankees hosted Babe Ruth Day at Yankee Stadium in honor of the legendary star. At the time, Ruth was in declining health and would die a year later at the age of 53. Since that day 65 years ago, April 27 has served as baseball's unofficial Babe Ruth Day. SI celebrates the occasion with some classic photos of The Great Bambino.
"Babe" Ruth made the New York Yankees into a dominant force, winning 4 World Series titles over the next 15 seasons. Ruth, who became a full-time outfielder, was at the heart of all the success, unleashing a level of power that had never been seen before in the game.