August 16, 1948: Babe Ruth Dies at 53
On this day in 1948, George Herman “Babe” Ruth passed away in New York City at the age of 53. The legendary baseball player was known for his hitting brilliance and, in a 1999 ESPN poll, was voted the third-greatest U.S. athlete of the century.
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