On This Date 7/29/1948

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Babe Ruth makes his final public appearance as he attends the premiere for “The Babe Ruth Story,” a biopic about the legendary baseball star’s life. The movie starring William Bendix in the title role is critically panned. Bendix, who bore no resemblance to Ruth, gives an over-the-top performance, as the Bambino is portrayed as dimwitted while unknowingly healing sick and disabled children.

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