Babe Ruth Jersey from 1920 Debuts on Exhibit at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
June 29, 2012
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
WHAT: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has received, on loan, the earliest-known uniform top worn by Babe Ruth, a circa-1920 New York Yankees road jersey, which was recently purchased via auction this past May. The loan is from the purchaser of the shirt, an anonymous and passionate baseball fan, who wishes to share this important piece of history with visitors to Cooperstown. WHEN: The Ruth jersey is now on display in Babe Ruth's locker in the Babe Ruth Gallery. The jersey is expected to remain on display through Hall of Fame Weekend 2013, but will be off display from July 24-August 9, 2012. WHO: Babe Ruth, a member of the first Hall of Fame class in 1936, was sold from the Red Sox to the Yankees prior to the 1920 season and immediately became a national sensation for his prodigious home run hitting. The road gray jersey features "NEW YORK" across the chest in blue lettering, with Ruth's name and initials written inside the collar in faded pink script -"Ruth, G.H.," - George Herman Ruth. MORE: Please contact Brad Horn, the Hall of Fame's senior director of communications and education, at 607-547-0287.
SOURCE National Baseball Hall of Fame
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