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George Herman “Babe” Ruth

1895 - 1948

 
 
George Herman "Babe" Ruth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
1. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Marker
Inscription. "The Sultan of Swat" led the New York Yankees to seven pennants between 1920 and 1934. Ruth hit 714 career home runs, a record until 1974. He lived here for several years, beginning in 1929, and then moved to 173 Riverside Drive.
 
Erected by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
 
Location. 40° 47.459′ N, 73° 58.715′ W. Marker is in New York City, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 88th Street east of Riverside Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 345 West 88th Street, New York NY 10024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sergei Vassilevich Rachmaninoff (approx. ¼ mile away); Joan of Arc (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Joan of Arc (approx. ¼ mile away); Where Poe Wrote “The Raven” (approx. ¼ mile away); Barnett Newman (approx. ¼ mile away); Where Poe wrote The Raven (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elizabeth Cady Stanton (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York City.
 
Also see . . .  You can own Babe Ruth’s two-bedroom UWS apartment for $1.6M (New York Post, 8/31/2015)
George Herman "Babe" Ruth Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
2. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Marker - Wide View
The marker can be seen to the right of the entrance.
. The New York Post describes the part of Ruth's apartment that was for sale in 2015. The Ruths lived there from 1929 to 1940, and occupied the entire 7th floor. (Submitted on October 7, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Sports
 
George Herman "Babe" Ruth Building - 345 West 88th Street image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
3. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Building - 345 West 88th Street
George Herman "Babe" Ruth Big League Chewing Gum Card image. Click for full size.
By Goudey Gum Company, 1933
4. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Big League Chewing Gum Card
Card image courtesy of the Library of Congress.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 7, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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