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Babe Ruth Day 16mm Home Movie, June 13, 1948

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Posted 6 years ago


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I have been looking for this film for about 10 years. I originally thought it was film of Babe Ruth golfing in 1946. I was finally able to find it in my dad's storage unit and when I saw what it actually was I was stunned. This is footage of Yankee Stadium from June 13, 1948. This was the day that the Yankees retired Ruth's #3. It was two months before his death and the last time he was on the field at Yankee Stadium. The film starts with Yankee players entering the stadium and signing autographs for fans. Joe DiMaggio, Phil Rizutto and others. There is a few seconds of Babe Ruth walking into the stadium, my grandfather must have been no more than 6 feet away. Some random stadium footage is next, you can see the still of the famous Yankee Stadium facade and championship banners. Then the ceremony...Ruth coming from the dugout, waving his hat, hugging Ed Barrow, standing for pictures and taking a few short swings. This is from the second deck on the first base side but you know what you are looking at and it is very cool.

Any ideas on what I can do with it?


  1. Larry, 6 years ago
    Sounds like a great film clip. I collect old film clips concerning sports and find this very interesting.
  2. Cash Cash, 6 years ago
    I would love to discuss this clip further and send you some other stills.
    How can I get in touch with you?
  3. pasttimes, 6 years ago
    I am working on an essay on Ruth's farewell of June 13, 1948. A few questions/thoughts:
    (i) Have you thought about donating a copy to an institution (you can retain the rights) for academic use?
    (ii) Would it be possible to arrange to watch the film?
    (iii) Are you considering selling the film?
    (iv) Please let me know how can I reach you.
    Thank you
  4. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago
    Have you considered having a DVD conversion made before the film deteriorates any further. Keep it away from sunlight, heat & humidity. I had several 1950's era films converted last year to preserve them and they turned out great.
  5. Cash Cash, 6 years ago

    I would like to discuss this film with either of you further.
    Please post an e-mail address for me to contact you.

  6. wilcox30, 6 years ago
    Cash please contact me via email. I am sorry I missed your response on this item in the past.

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