Death of Babe Ruth

February 6, 1895 - August 16, 1948
| Age 53

Babe Ruth named AP athlete of century
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The two Babes ruled the century.

Larger than life in their own day, their deeds and legends enduring the passage of time, Babe Ruth and his namesake, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, prevailed as the top man and woman in The Associated Press 100 Athletes of the Century poll released Saturday.

Michael Jordan, Jim Thorpe, Muhammad Ali, Wayne Gretzky and Jim Brown filled the next five spots behind Ruth.

Martina Navratilova, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Billie Jean King finished far...

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