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Babe Ruth returns to the team... New York Yankees...
Item # 561305
May 28, 1925
LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, May 28, 1925
* Babe Ruth returns to the team (photo)
* New York Yankees
This 12 page newspaper has a one column photo of Babe Ruth with caption: "Babe Ruth Back in Old Uniform" with text underneath. (see)
Photo was taken shortly after his release for the hospital.
News of the day throughout. Light browning with little spine wear, otherwise in good condition.
wikipedia notes: During spring training in 1925, Ruth fell ill, and returned to New York for what was reported as stomach surgery. Ruth's ailment was dubbed "the bellyache heard round the world," when one writer wrote that Ruth's illness was caused by binging on hot dogs and soda pop before a game. This was nothing new, as the gluttonous Ruth frequently binged on food before games. Venereal disease and alcohol poisoning (caused by tainted liquor, a major health problem during the Prohibition) have also been speculated to be the causes of his illness. However, the exact nature of his ailment has never been confirmed and remains a mystery. Playing just 98 games, Ruth had what would be his worst season as a Yankee as he finished the season with a .290 average and 25 home runs. The Yankees team finished next to last in the American League with a 69-85 mark. It would be 40 years before a Yankees team would again experience such a poor season.
Category: The 20th Century