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The Bam And His Gang
91 Years Ago Today - Grand Central Palace, NYC - June 20, 1923~ “ACME Wire: “BABE” MAKES A SPEECH TO NEW YORK CHILDREN. New York….Babe Ruth, King of the Swat, made a speech to several thousand school children attending the Silver Jubilee Exposition at the Grand Central Palace on June 20th. Babe is shown above surrounded by his small admirers.”

The Bam And His Gang
91 Years Ago Today - Grand Central Palace, NYC - June 20, 1923
~ “ACME Wire: “BABE” MAKES A SPEECH TO NEW YORK CHILDREN. New York….Babe Ruth, King of the Swat, made a speech to several thousand school children attending the Silver Jubilee Exposition at the Grand Central Palace on June 20th. Babe is shown above surrounded by his small admirers.”

 The Bam Makes Benevolent Santa
 Hotel Astor, NYC - December 1947  “Refusing to permit his poor state of health to interfere with the assignment, Babe Ruth, baseball immortal, donned full Santa Claus regalia today and brought the Christmas Spirit to little polio victims attending the Sister Kenny Christmas Party at the Hotel Astor. The Bam handed out baseballs and other toys to the eager tots and is getting a osculatory reward here from Jim McCall, 3, while Jane Greenfield, who is also 3, looks on approvingly.”

The Bam Makes Benevolent Santa
Hotel Astor, NYC - December 1947
“Refusing to permit his poor state of health to interfere with the assignment, Babe Ruth, baseball immortal, donned full Santa Claus regalia today and brought the Christmas Spirit to little polio victims attending the Sister Kenny Christmas Party at the Hotel Astor. The Bam handed out baseballs and other toys to the eager tots and is getting a osculatory reward here from Jim McCall, 3, while Jane Greenfield, who is also 3, looks on approvingly.”

Still Beloved, Creating Memories For The Kids
Babe Ruth Patiently Signs Autographs - c.1942

Still Beloved, Creating Memories For The Kids
Babe Ruth Patiently Signs Autographs - c.1942

The Bam And His Gang - June 20, 1923
Silver Jubilee Exposition - Grand Central Palace - NYC

Here’s Babe Ruth in his favorite place to be besides the ballpark…being around children. He looks pretty dapper in his suit and bow tie.

Meeting The Babe - Yankee Stadium 1930’sThis fashionable young girl seems a little shy…but it must’ve been a bit intimidating meeting Babe Ruth, on the field at Yankee Stadium no less!

Meeting The Babe - Yankee Stadium 1930’s
This fashionable young girl seems a little shy…but it must’ve been a bit intimidating meeting Babe Ruth, on the field at Yankee Stadium no less!

Babe Ruth & The Boy With Crutches
The Babe’s empathy for sick/injured children really comes out in this one. I’d say that this was taken sometime in the early 1930’s.

Babe Ruth & The Boy With Crutches
The Babe’s empathy for sick/injured children really comes out in this one. I’d say that this was taken sometime in the early 1930’s.

1947 Babe Ruth Plays Santa Claus
Babe Ruth plays Santa at the Hotel Astor and presents gifts to fifty polio victim children in New York.

1947 Babe Ruth Plays Santa Claus
Babe Ruth plays Santa at the Hotel Astor and presents gifts to fifty polio victim children in New York.