Photos: Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig
George Herman "Babe" Ruth, center, addresses the crowd at the baseball park and the nation over a radio network at the ceremony marking Babe Ruth Day, before the Yankees - Senators baseball game at Yankee Stadium, New York, April 27, 1947. In background are, left to right: Ford Frick, president of the National League; a radio technician; Mel Allen, radio announcer; Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York; and A.B. Chandler, baseball's high commissioner.
Lou Gehrig crosses home plate behind Babe Ruth, walking to dugout, after scoring the first home run of the 1932 World Series game with two on in the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium in New York City, Sept. 28. The homerun gave the New York Yankees the lead after the Chicago Cubs had scored two runs in the first inning. The Bronx Bombers won Game one of the Series.
Barnstorming buddies, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, pose October 12, 1927,at unknown location.. Now, Johnstown,Pa., city leaders are deciding whether to renovate or demolish a stadium where Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig once played. The first official baseball game at Johnstown's Point Stadium was in 1928 with the Johnstown Johnnies against a team from Clarksville,W.Va. Officials are split over whether to refurbvish the historic stadium, or to demolish it and replace it with a multi-use facility.
Babe Ruth watchs the flight of the ball on April 26, 1930.
Babe Ruth changed the face of baseball in America.