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May 30th, 1935 was a historic day in baseball as the great George Herman “Babe” Ruth played his last official game in the big leagues. After a historic career where he led both the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees to multiple World Series titles, revolutionized the game with his prodigious home run power and became an American icon, Ruth officially announced his retirement on June 2nd, 1935. Ruth, along with Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson, would be part of the inaugural class of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

This offered baseball comes from the final day of Ruth’s playing career, May 30th, 1935. On that day, the Philadelphia A’s hosted the Boston Braves at the Baker Bowl in Philadelphia in a double-header. Ruth appeared in a game for the final time in the first game of the double-header, an Phillies’ 11-6 victory. This Official National League Ford C. Frick baseball comes from the second game, a 9-3 victory for Philadelphia.  The ball displays heavy game use and has been inscribed on one panel with “Phillies 9 Walters-Wilson” and “Boston 3 Frankhouse-Hogan”. These were the pitcher/catcher battery mates (please note that the incorrect battery was listed under Boston – “Frankhouse-Hogan” were the pitcher/catcher combo for the first game of the double-header. The adjacent panel has the batting lineups for both teams, all handwritten by Bucky Walters and reads “Allen Moore Watkins Camilli Chiozza Haslin Vergez Wilson Walters” for the Phillies and “Urbanski Jordan Mueller Whitney Berger Lee Moore Hogan Frankhouse” for the Braves. A tremendous piece of baseball history from the last playing day of the immortal Babe Ruth. This item comes with a LOA from MEARS.

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Minimum Bid: $2,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,075.00
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Sunday, December 8, 2019.
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