Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1895/02/06 Born Born Babe Ruth's Birthplace Baltimore, MD Babe Ruth's Birthday
1902/06/13 "when I was 7 years old my father and mother placed me in St Mary's Industrial School in Baltimore. It has since been called an orphanage and a reform school. It was, in fact, a training school for orphans incorrigibles, delinquents" - Babe Ruth Life
1914/07/11 Babe Ruth makes his major league debut as the starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox against the Cleveland Naps Baseball Fenway Park Boston
1915/03/00 Julian Hawthorne spends a month at the Braves spring training grounds in Macon, Georgia. Hawthorne is impressed with a rookie named Babe Ruth. "He is a born pitcher, no doubt, but he can hit too." JH Work Macon Georgia
1925/02/15 Yankee business manager (de facto general manager), Ed Barrow, sends Babe Ruth to Hot Springs, Arkansas to lose weight and shape up through a program of exercise and steam baths. Health Bathhouse Row Hot Springs, AR The Bellyache Heard Round the World
1925/04/04 Unconscious, Babe Ruth is taken by taxi to the Battery Park Hotel, where he stays overnight. Health Battery Park Hotel Asheville The Bellyache Heard Round the World
1925/04/09 George H Ruth has surgery for an intestinal abscess at New Yorks St Vincents Hospital on W 11th St. He wound stayed in the hospital until May 25. Health The Bellyache Heard Round the World
1925/06/01 The Bambino returns to playing baseball for the Yankees. Health The Bellyache Heard Round the World
1925/12/15 "About the middle of December 1925, Babe Ruth came into my gymnasium in New York City a physical wreck.... Ruth weighed 254 pounds, his blood pressure was low and his pulse was high." Artie McGovern, former flyweight boxer turned personnel trainer. Health
1926/01/26 Six weeks later, the Sultan of Swat had lost 44 lbs and his pulse rate went from 92 to 78. Babe Ruth would workout with Artie McGovern every winter for the rest of his playing career. Health
1930/00/00 Babe Ruth visits Cap Huston. Visitor Butler Island Rice Plantation Altamaha Wildlife Management Area
1931/04/08 Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth each hit home runs in the New York Yankees' 11-3 win during an exhibition game at McCormick Field minor league baseball stadium in Asheville, North Carolina. Work Asheville North Carolina
1932/10/01 Babe Ruth calls a home run? in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the 1932 World Series. Ruth appears to point to the center-field bleachers to call his shot. Baseball Wrigley Field Chicago
1934/00/00 On a voyage to Japan in 1934, Gehrig found his wife in Ruth's cabin, smelling of liquor. Gehrig and Ruth didn't speak again to each other until Gehrig's Yankee Stadium retirement speech in 1939. Life
1935/00/00 Babe Ruth has a few at the Gramercy Park Hotel Bar Visitor Gramercy Park Hotel New York City
1939/00/00 Babe Ruth endorses Red Rock Cola. Spokesman Red Rock Premium Cola
1939/07/04 Babe Ruth speaks at Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day at Yankee Stadium as members of the 1927 Yankees honor the first baseman in front of a sellout crowd.
1942/00/00 "The Pride of the Yankees" is released. Babe Ruth plays himself The Pride of the Yankees (film)
1942/12/00 Alfred Gilman at Yale School of Medicine test nitrogen mustard, a chemical weapon related to the Mustard gas used as a weapon in WW I, in a human. Government secrecy rules prevented publication until 1946, after several hundred patients had been treated. New Haven, CT Connecticut Babe Ruth and the Birth of Modern Cancer Treatment
1946/11/00 Ruth enters the French Hospital where doctors diagnose sinusitis caused by infected teeth. After pulling 3 teeth, Ruth's face swells, closing his left eye. Unable to swallow food, doctors treat him with radiation, causing his hair to fall out in chunks. French Apartments New York City Babe Ruth and the Birth of Modern Cancer Treatment
1946/12/00 Surgeons operate on Ruth's neck, tieing off the external carotid artery because the cancer had wrapped itself around it. The cancer pressed on nerves, partly paralyzing muscles controlling his voice, causing hoarseness and difficulty swallowing. Health French Apartments New York City Babe Ruth and the Birth of Modern Cancer Treatment
1947/02/15 Babe Ruth is released from French Hospital. Babe and his wife, actress and model Claire Merritt Hodgson, lived at 100 Riverside Drive at 82nd St. He went to Florida to recuperate. Home Riverside Drive-West 80th-81st Streets Historic District New York City Babe Ruth and the Birth of Modern Cancer Treatment
1947/06/29 Over the objections of team members, Dr Lewisohn's begins Ruth on daily injections of teropterin for 6 weeks. Ruth knew teropterin had rarely been used on humans, but asking no questions and apparently did not sign formal consent, as is required today. Health Babe Ruth and the Birth of Modern Cancer Treatment
1947/08/00 Dr Lewisohn's teammates leave Mount Sinai because the hospital refused to support further research on teropterin. Babe Ruth and the Birth of Modern Cancer Treatment
1948/06/05 A gaunt and hollowed out Ruth visits Yale University to donate a manuscript of 'The Babe Ruth Story' to the school's library. Babe Ruth and the Birth of Modern Cancer Treatment
1948/06/13 Babe Ruth's uniform is retired at the 25th anniversary of Yankee Stadium and sent to Cooperstown to the Baseball Hall of Fame. National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum Cooperstown, NY
1948/06/13 As the stadium filled with "Auld Lang Syne", Nat Fein of the New York Herald Tribune, gets a feeling, walks behind Ruth and takes a picture of the Great Bambino at home plate leaning on a bat facing "Ruthville" (right field). Auld Lang Syne Babe Ruth and the Birth of Modern Cancer Treatment
1948/06/25 Ruth is admitted to Memorial Hospital (now Memorial-Sloan Kettering Hospital) in New York City. Mr Ruth ask his doctor: "Doc, this is Memorial. Memorial is a cancer hospital. Why are you bringing me here?" Babe Ruth and the Birth of Modern Cancer Treatment
1948/07/29 Babe's Picture is taken at Memorial Hospital, is believed to be the last picture of the baseball idol. With him is Steve Broidy of Allied Artists movie studio, who is presenting Ruth with a check for the Ruth Foundation for underprivileged children. Life Babe Ruth and the Birth of Modern Cancer Treatment
1948/08/16 George Herman Ruth dies of pneumonia at Memorial Hospital (now Memorial-Sloan Kettering Hospital) 1275 York Ave, between 67th and 68th Streets, in Manhattan. Died Upper East Side Babe Ruth and the Birth of Modern Cancer Treatment
1948/08/18 On August 17, an estimated 50,000 fans pass Babe Ruth lying in state in the rotunda at Yankee Stadium, an estimated that 55,000 viewed the open coffin on the 18th. In Memoriam Babe Ruth and the Birth of Modern Cancer Treatment
1948/08/19 Cardinal Francis Spellman leads 6,000 mourners in a special prayer at the end of the solemn 1 hour requiem mass and funeral for the George H Ruth at St Patrick's Cathedral. 75,000 people waited outside the Cathedral in the pouring rain. In Memoriam St Patrick's Cathedral New York City Babe Ruth and the Birth of Modern Cancer Treatment
1948/08/19 6,000 people attend as Babe Ruth is place into a receiving vault at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York. The family will later select a site for burial. In Memoriam Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne Mount Pleasant Babe Ruth and the Birth of Modern Cancer Treatment
2017/00/00 Symptoms of naso-pharyngeal cancer are nose bleeds, lumps in the neck and hearing loss in one ear. Usually treated with radiation and chemotherapy, 40 percent of patients with advanced naso-pharyngeal cancer survive at least five years. Babe Ruth and the Birth of Modern Cancer Treatment
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