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THE BAMBINO RETIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1936

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George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr.
(February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948)

On June 2, 1935, Babe Ruth, one of the greatest players in the
history of baseball, ended his Major League playing career after
22 seasons, 10 World Series and 714 home runs.

The following year, Ruth, a larger-than-life figure whose name
became synonymous with baseball, was one of the first five
players inducted into the sport’s hall of fame.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Henry Louis Gehrig 
(June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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Philip Edward Hartman (Hartmann)
(September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998)

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DEBUT OF ‘’THE YANKEE CLIPPER” IN 1936

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Joseph Paul DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999)

On May 3, 1936, Joe DiMaggio gave baseball fans what they wanted.
In his debut at Yankee Stadium against the St. Louis Browns, the “$75,000 rookie” recorded a triple and two singles in six plate appearances.

Joe Dimaggio 1939 Play Ball Sgc 3 Very Good Nice Eye Appeal! Rookie Card #26

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FIRST OFFICIAL NATIONAL LEAGUE IN 1876

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On April 22, 1876, the Boston Red Caps beat the Philadelphia
Athletics, 6-5, in the first official National League baseball game. 

The game, which lasted a little more than two hours, was played
in "favorable" weather before 3,000 fans.

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