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    1948 Babe Ruth Play Ball CBS Documentary With Audio & Photos From One of Final Speaking Engagements. Babe Ruth always had that twinkle in his eye and could make his adoring public feel like a million bucks. But by Opening Day of 1948, Ruth was gaunt and stricken with the cancer which would take his life later in the year. Although Ruth was never told of the disease, he would make his final rounds in '48 before becoming too weak to carry on his regular breakneck schedule. In April of '48 Ruth spoke in Play Ball, a CBS documentary of the baseball career of Pee Wee Reese. Our consignor has unearthed quite a find as he had access to the recording of the one-hour special. A flash drive will be included to the winning bidder which features Ruth at the conclusion. While he can barely speak, Ruth tries his best to offer advice. Included in this rare press release are: an original script for Play Ball, three sheets of 8x10" photos (four with photos of Ruth preparing), Red Barber 8x10" promotional photo, Reese 8x10": promotional photo, press release and promotional card.

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    May, 2013
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