Babe Ruth died of cancer 50 years ago. More than 63 years
have passed since he made his last appearance as a player,
yet he remains the purest original ever to have played big
league baseball. For all that he did in his 22 seasons in
the majors, surely
nothing left a deeper imprint on the game than the force and
flair he brought to bear in striking the
Text by William
Excerpted from Sports Illustrated, August 24,
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