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George Herman Ruth wears the pinstripes for the last time as his number 3 is retired at Yankee Stadium on June 13, 1948 (also the 25th anniversary of the stadium's opening). Two months later, the Bambino would die from cancer-related pneumonia at 53.

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Babe Ruth addressing the crowd at Yankee Stadium on June 13th 1948 as his number 3 is retired. Ravaged by cancer, he would die two months later.

Card Number 220, Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige, Pitcher, St. Louis Browns, from the series Topps Dugout Quiz (R414-7), issued by Topps Chewing Gum Company 1953 #Baseball #BaseballArt #Vintage

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Baseball pillow

Cute softball gift idea: Baseball pillow by MommaMiyaHandmade on Etsy, $25.00 Just 'cause it has my number :))

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Yankee Stadium 1923 - 2008 Print - Modern Graphic Art

Old Yankee Stadium

Elston Howard - first Black NY Yankee, first Black player to win the AL MVP (in 1953). Number retired by Yankees.