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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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“HIS AIRNESS” PLAYED LAST GAME IN 2003

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On April 16, 2003, arguably the greatest player to ever step
foot on a basketball court retired for the third and final time.

After 15 seasons in the league and six NBA championships, Michael Jordan walked off the hardwood floor for the last
time.

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BROADCASTER RETIRES AFTER 55 YEARS

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(FOXNEWS) – The legendary Marv Albert called the final game of his
55-year career on Saturday night.

Albert, who served as the play-by-play broadcaster for TNT,
announced in May that he had plans to retire once the Eastern Conference Finals were over. On Saturday night, the
Bucks
defeated the
Hawks in Game 6 to wrap up the series and set
up a Milwaukee-Phoenix
NBA Finals, which will begin on
Tuesday.

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GIANT LANDMINE–SNIFFING RAT RETIRES

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(AP) – After five years of sniffing out land mines and unexploded ordnance in Cambodia, Magawa (above) is retiring.

The African giant pouched rat has been the most successful rodent
trained and overseen by a Belgian nonprofit, APOPO, to find land
mines and alert his human handlers so the explosives can be
can be safely removed.

 

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COUNTRY SINGER HAS OFFICIALLY RETIRED

Kris Kristofferson, country singer-songwriter, actor, turns 83

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(Fox News) – Kris Kristofferson’s official departure from music was
subtly mentioned in a release shared with Fox News on Thursday,
which reads: “The legendary country singer/songwriter and actor
quietly retired in 2020, leaving his son John Kristofferson to lead
the family’s businesses.” The musician will turn 85 June 22.

 

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