The inscription on his Hall of Fame plaque in Cooperstown says it all: "Greatest drawing card in history of baseball."
George Herman "Babe" Ruth was a dominant pitcher before he changed the game and the public's perception of it with his brute hitting strength, which is perfectly embodied in this undated, yet timeless photo of an obviously youthful Babe clutching three bats in what had to be the early part of his Yankees' career, which spanned from 1920 to 1934. During his time in pinstripes, Ruth amassed 659 home runs and a following of such legendary proportions that a new stadium had to be built just to handle the crowds that wanted to see baseball's inaugural slugger.
The vintage 16" x 20" black and white photo of the Babe in his prime comes double matted in a wood step frame and includes a laser engraved nameplate with remarks about the man affectionately known as "The Bambino."
Size: 23¼" x 33¼"
Manufactured by Mounted Memories
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This is what's written on the nameplate below the photo:
This cultural icon is considered by most to be the greatest ever to play the game of baseball. The Babe's dominant presence both on and off the field made him a larger than life figure not only in baseball, but around the world. In the 1927 World Series season, Ruth hit 60 home runs, more than any other American League team combined. Beyond the staggering numbers, Babe transcended the game and became the first true power hitter of the time. Ruth was at the forefront of the great Yankee dynasty and brought a whole new fan base to the sport. "The House that Ruth Built" remains the ultimate tribute to the man that changed the game forever.