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The first "Babe Ruth Day" took place on April 27, 1947 when "the Sultan of Swat" appeared before a crowd of nearly 60,000 at Yankee Stadium to be honored for his contributions to baseball. Ruth, who partied just as hard as he hit 714 home runs during his 22-season career, was in the throes of cancer treatment and would pass away the following year.

But legends never really die, do they?

I mean, yes, they absolutely die, but they also get a bunch of comics made referencing them since their names are iconic and synonymous with things like success. Here, for example, are a bunch of strips and cartoons referencing the Great Bambino decades later!

 

Peanuts By Charles Schulz Oct 12, 1954

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The Born Loser By Art and Chip Sansom Nov 27, 2004

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The Duplex By Glenn McCoy and Gary McCoy April 9, 2013

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F Minus By Tony Carrillo June 24, 2008

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In the Bleachers By Steve Moore Nov 4, 2001

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Peanuts By Charles Schulz Aug 3, 1969

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Drabble By Kevin Fagan Aug 26, 2004

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Adam@Home By Rob Harrell July 28, 2001

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Adam@Home By Rob Harrell  April 14, 2008

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Peanuts By Charles Schulz Aug 13, 1973

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