Babe 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.

Roger Maris - #nyy

First game at Yankee Stadium in 1923

"Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world." -The Babe

Babe Ruth, Yankee Stadium

Unbelievable view from above....Muhammad Ali vs Cleveland Williams, by Neil Leifer 1966

Babe Ruth baseball.

Derek Jeter, New York Yankees

Two Inmates Prepare to Execute SS Guard during Dachau Massacre by Unknown Artist

Willie Mays, arguably the greatest all-around ballplayer in major league history, poses for LIFE's Alfred Eisenstaedt in 1954, the year the Giants won the World Series — the Series against the Indians in which Mays made his legendary, running, back-to-home-plate catch of a long Vic Wertz drive in the far reaches of the Polo Grounds.

Yankee stars Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig pose in their “Bustin’ Babes” and “Larrupin Lous” uniforms from their 1927 barnstorming tour. On this day in 1948, Babe Ruth made his last public appearance when the the Yankees retired his No. 3 jersey at a ceremony at Yankee Stadium. He would die two months later. (AP)

Charlie Waters, 1970 - 1981, played 160 games, position Defensive Sacondary. Waters was a versatile player who excelled at most positions in the secondary. He retired with a total of 41,( the same number as his playing number) interceptions for 584 yards and 2 touchdowns. He played in the Pro Bowl 3 times, 1976, 1977, and 1978.

Jackie Robinson | Stealing Home

Mike Tyson & Muhammad Ali. Both considered 'the baddest man on the planet' at times in their life.

Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939.

Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox and Mickey Mantle of the New York #Yankees, in uniform with baseball bats, Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1955. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) #RedSox #Yankees #baseball #mlb

NY Yankees - Babe Ruth & Yogi Berra

Erving dunks on Bird........look at him soar....

Babe Ruth 1925 Fans clamor to speak with Babe Ruth as he poses along the outfield fence.

DiMaggio & Mantle, Old Timers Day 1969 Yankee Stadium Photographer unknown

Others wracked up more return numbers, but Deion was also busy as the premier cornerback of his era, so he didn't get as many attempts as other returners. But ''Prime Time'' did return six punts and three kickoffs for touchdowns.