The grandson of Babe Ruth is auctioning off the watch given to the baseball legend in his last appearance at Yankee Stadium in 1948, a few months before he died of cancer.
The watch was presented to Ruth on June 13, 1948, when he appeared in pinstripes for the last time as his No. 3 was formally retired on the 25th anniversary of Yankee Stadium.
The watch given to Ruth by the Yankees is a 14-karat Longines pocket model with an engraving on the back that reads: “Babe Ruth — Silver Anniversary — Yankee Stadium 1923-1948 ‘The House That Ruth Built.'”
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