Dyer: Babe Ruth paid respects to former manager Miller Huggins in Cincy

From Mike Dyer at the Cincinnati Enquirer on July 17, 2014:

Six months before his most legendary home run, Babe Ruth visited Spring Grove Cemetery.

The 37-year-old Bambino and some of his teammates came to the now historic site in April 1932 to pay their respects to their late New York Yankees manager, Miller Huggins.

Ruth was about to begin his 19th season; in March, he signed a $75,000 contract with the Yankees after a winter of negotiations.

Despite his fame, the Sultan of Swat was likely required to have a ticket as a visitor to gain entry to the grounds.

Although not reported at the time, the players could’ve arrived in town by way of the nearby Winton Place train station, which was within short walking distance.

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Originally published: July 17, 2014. Last Updated: July 17, 2014.