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Babe Ruth - The King of Baseball

Updated: Jan 15, 2022

The Babe wearing his crown, in 1921.

Original Photo Caption: New York: In the Yankee clubhouse at the Polo Grounds this afternoon, George Herman "Babe" Ruth was crowned the "King of Swat," Miller Huggins placing the silver crown valued at $600 on "Babe's" worthy brow. "King Ruth" is the inscription on the crown. The crown stands more than one foot in height, its lower rim that fits over Ruth's forehead is studded with a row of 59 engraved miniature baseballs. October 13, 1921 Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (photo and write up contributed by

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