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1942 Yankee Stadium Army-Navy Relief Game Rooftop Photo Lot of (11) with Ruth Batting Against Johnson

Lot Number 496

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Baseball immortals did their part for the war effort at a Yankee Stadium benefit on 8/23/42. Legendary titans Babe Ruth and Walter Johnson squared off between games of a Yankees-Senators double-header for seventeen pitches at the "house that Ruth built" to help raise money for the Army-Navy Relief Fund. To the delight of the roaring capacity crowd, the forty-seven year old Bambino managed to lauch a homer into the right field stands. Scenes of this event taken from a neighboring rooftop come into focus with this lot of (11) original photographs.

 

These 6 x 3-3/4" glossy photos are mounted on boths sides of two period album pages with detailed comments about the depicted scenes written in white against a black background. Chief among these WWII era photos are shots labeled "Johnson warming up Ruth in batting circle" and "Walter Johnson pitching to Babe Ruth". Also present are (5) other shots of Yankees Stadium at different times of the day and (4) pictures of the rooftop celebrants enjoying the activities, including a scene of a crowd standing for the national anthem. Easily removable from corners tab mounting, these vintage souvenirs remain clean and bright with all in excellent condition.
 



 
 
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