Lot # 91: August 23, 1942 Yankee Stadium Washington vs. New York Benefit Game - Babe Ruth Homers off Walter Johnson!

Category: Baseball Tickets

Starting Bid: $50.00

Bids: 10 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 4/9/2023 12:00 PM to
4/29/2023 9:00 PM

Outstanding ticket stub from a Yankee Stadium wartime benefit game for the Army and Navy Relief Funds. The event took place before a crowd of nearly 70 000 fans who collectively raised $80,000 for the Fund. A doubleheader between the Yankees and Senators was split but the real highlight was an exhibition between Hall of Famers Babe Ruth and Walter Johnson that resulted in the 54-year-old hurler throwing 17 pitches to the 47-year-old Babe who slammed the final pitch over the right field fence (just foul) circled the bases anyway and left the field to a rousing ovation. An excellent stub from an important part of baseball history when teams pitched in to aid in the American war effort.

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