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Lou_B Community Moderator 1,319 posts since
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Aug 16, 2012 8:40 AM

Bye Bye Babe

64 years ago today, August 16, 1948, Babe Ruth passes away.

A sad day for baseball.

  • Frank_B Legend 1,324 posts since
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    1. Aug 16, 2012 4:38 PM (in response to Lou_B)
    Bye Bye Babe

    I know exactly where I was when I heard the news.

     

    We, my friends and I, were playing stick-ball on an empty lot across the street from one of my friend's house. His mother came out of the house and yelled the news over to us----after hearing it on the radio.

     

    The game stopped out of respect, and we all (sadly) went home.

     

    Frank!

  • Frank_B Legend 1,324 posts since
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    2. Aug 17, 2012 7:29 AM (in response to Frank_B)
    Bye Bye Babe

    Not that any of us kids had seen him play; he retired in 1935.... but it was the older folks, and media, who put us kids in awe of "The Babe" with their stories about his baseball feats, and "off-field exploits."

    Even at Mass, the following Sunday----prayers were offered up for him.

     

    Towards the end, no longer the talent he was, and playing for the Boston Braves.... a week before he retired, he did hit 3 home runs in one game vs. Pittsburgh, at Pittsburgh.

     

    Frank!

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