This day in baseball: Farewell to the Sultan of Swat

On August 17, 1948, one day after Babe Ruth’s death, Yankee Tommy Henrich launched his fourth grand slam for the season, thus tying one of Ruth’s records.  Ruth’s body, which was on display at Yankee Stadium, received visits from approximately 100,000 fans.  The Great Bambino was buried at the Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven in Hawthorne, New York two days later.

ESPN


3 Comments on “This day in baseball: Farewell to the Sultan of Swat”

  1. […] disc ends with the death of Babe Ruth in 1948.  It’s only appropriate that the Sultan of Swat would receive this kind of nod (and […]


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