Muder: Historic Ruth jersey part of Hall of Fame history

From SABR member Craig Muder at on June 13, 2018:

Babe Ruth was bigger than the game, evolving through deed and legend to become part of the fabric of American culture.

Today, a piece of that fabric lives in Cooperstown – a Ruth jersey that he never wore in an official game and yet was seen by millions of fans during Babe’s lifetime.

It’s a story – like so many others – that comes alive at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s exhibit Babe Ruth: His Life and Legend.

The exhibit celebrates Ruth’s singular journey and tells the story of his larger-than-life persona through the eyes of the men and women who witnessed it.

The exhibit features more than 50 three-dimensional artifacts – none more evocative than the woolen No. 3 jersey acquired by the Hall of Fame on June 13, 1948, the day Ruth’s number was officially retired by the Yankees.

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Originally published: June 13, 2018. Last Updated: June 13, 2018.