Babe Ruth Day 1947

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Babe Ruth Day, 1947

Year – 2017

Size – 36″x43″

Medium – Black & white acrylic paint and colored pencil on gessoed board


On April 27, 1947, the Yankees hosted Babe Ruth Day at Yankee Stadium. The event was held to honor the ailing baseball star, who was nearing the end of his life because of throat cancer. Ruth, the legendary “Sultan of Swat,” died a year later at age 53.