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Fans, players all cried during Ruth's last days

...to pay their last respects. Babe Ruth was dead. Fifty years ago today, Ruth's fight for life ended in Manhattan's Memorial Hospital, now known as Sloan Kettering. His body was ravaged by cancer, his once huge frame left gaunt by the disease...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/16/oth_236201.shtml
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