1948 Retiring the Babe’s Number 3


Yanks played the Indians in the house that Ruth built

the crowd cheered wildly as he walked with a tilt

the Bambino said farewell to the game that was his life

the ’23 team came out in great pride

to honor and stand at the great man’s side

Ed Barrow hugged him as he fought back the tears

bare headed he stood without any peers

the best there ever was no one dare dispute

“Auld Lang Syne’ to the man in the number three suit

the champion of the day in spite of foul weather

the nation united a time we were together

weak and troubled from the cancer that had come

in a husky voice he recalled some of the wonders he had done

the first home run and records that remain

the day took a toll and he wore the faded strain

no Yankee can ever as long as we see

can don the striped suit wearing number three



  1. ACountryBoy · May 12, 2018

    Yankees and the Babe. It doesn’t get any better than that!


    • johnkbucher · May 12, 2018

      I totally agree!


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