714: Retired Yankees slugger Babe "The Bambino" Ruth warms up with three bats before stepping to the plate at Yankee Stadium, August 21, 1942, as he prepared for a hitting exhibition at the stadium two days later against retired pitching great Walter Johnson. The pair faced off between games of a doubleheader between the Yankees and the Washington Senators for the benefit of Army and Navy Relief Funds.
The Babe was born George Herman Ruth, Jr., in Baltimore in 1895, during the Grover Cleveland presidency. Although a lefty at the plate, he wrote using his right hand. (Tom Sande/AP Photo)