A short clip of Babe Ruth speaking at Yankee Stadium for the last time, in 1948, a few months before he died from throat cancer. This recording is an offspring from my blog about baseball history, miscbaseball.wordpress.com. The second recording you see below, ruthfarewell.wma, is a longer clip from Ruth's address, and it's scratchier and harder to hear Ruth. Here's a transcript: You know how bad my voice sounds -- well it feels just as bad.
You know this baseball game of ours comes up from the youth. That means the boys.
And after you're a boy and grow up to know how to play ball, then you come to the boys you see representing themselves today in your national pastime.
The only real game -- I think -- in the world is baseball.