BABE RUTH SIGNED BY YANKEES
January 5, 2011, New York City (JFK+50) 91 years ago, January 5, 1920, the New York Yankees
New York City (JFK+50) George Herman Ruth, better known as "Babe", died on August 16, 1948. The flag at Yankee Stadium, "the House That Ruth Built," was lowered to half-staff.
Two years earlier, "Mr. Baseball," had been diagnosed with a malignant tumor in his neck and had been undergoing experimental treatment since that time.
His body lay in repose at Yankee Stadium while the funeral service was held at St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Burial was in the Cemetery of the Gates of Heaven in Hawthorne, New York.
Grave of Babe Ruth