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Babe Ruth near death..

Item # 573980

August 12, 1948

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Detroit, Michigan, August 12, 1948.

* Babe Ruth near death
* New York Yankees

This 32 page newspaper has two column headlines on the front page: "Babe Ruth Fights On" and "Gravely Ill But Smiling, Says Close Friend" with photo. Also photo on page 2 with caption: "Condition Critical". He would die a few days later. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout.

Minor margin wear, otherwise good.

Category: The 20th Century