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The Greatest Farewells In New York Yankees History

4. Babe Ruth Takes The Mic

This was not exactly your typical on-the-field performance farewell yet a significant one nonetheless. Why? Babe Ruth, plain and simple.

After igniting the game of baseball for 22 years, the ‘Great Bambino’ came back to the Bronx 12 years later, in a battle with cancer, to give his final words to the great Yankee fans.

On April 27, 1947, 58,339 eager fans packed into the ‘House That Ruth Built’ to bid farewell to a baseball icon. Not only were his numbers off the charts throughout his career but he made the game an attraction for years to come.

This one meant a great deal to the sports landscape.

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