BABE RUTH FAREWELL ADDRESS - 1 Babe Ruth, ill with cancer, greets a packed stadium at a speech now known as his farewell address. He is guided to a microphone by applauding officials. Images of the applauding crowd. CU of child fans, standing and watching.
Date: April 27, 1947 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:18:00, No Audio
BABE RUTH FAREWELL ADDRESS - 2 Babe Ruth speaking into a microphone, making what is now known as his famous farewell address. Babe Ruth was very ill with cancer in this period. With a rough voice from a damaged throat he says, "There's been so many lovely things said about me, and I'm glad that I've had the opportunity to thank everybody. Thank you."
Date: April 27, 1947 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:16:00, With Audio
BABE RUTH SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS Babe Ruth signing autographs for child fans, both boys and girls. CU of Babe Ruth, smiling. CU of his hand, signing a baseball. Children waving goodbye to Babe Ruth as he leaves.
YANKEE STADIUM & BABE RUTH Image of empty Yankee Stadium with an American flag in the foreground. Dissolves to shot of crowded Yankee Stadium during a baseball game. Babe Ruth walks past cheering boy fans during a game. CU of Babe Ruth's hands, lightly swinging a bat. Babe Ruth hits the ball and runs past second base.
OPENING GAME YANKEE STADIUM Great vintage shots from the opening day of Yankee Stadium include fans in the stands, a CU of Babe Ruth and a shot of him hitting the first home run in the new Yankee Stadium.
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