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27/04/1947 Babe Ruth Day

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Babe Ruth Day - 1947 Newsreel

Babe Ruth returned from his cancer treatment after the season started. The new commissioner, Happy Chandler, proclaimed this day in April the Babe Ruth Day around the major leagues, with the most significant observance to be at Yankee Stadium. A number of teammates and others spoke in honor of Ruth, who briefly addressed the crowd of almost 60,000.
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