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20c George H. Babe Ruth. American Sports Personality 1983
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20c George H. Babe Ruth. American Sports Personality 1983
Category: Commemorative Stamps
Tags: 20c | George | Herman | Babe | Ruth | baseball | player | Sports | Personalities | 1983|
Stamp Title:
20c George H. Babe Ruth. American Sports Personality 1983
Issue Year:
1983  
Date of Issue:
6th July, 1983  
Size:
Face Value:
20c 
Stanley Gibbons Catalogue No:
2038  
Scott Catalogue No:
2046
Printer:
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing 
Issue Copies:
184,950,000 
Designer(s):
Richard Gangel
Theme(s):
Personality, Sports
Description:
20c George Herman Babe Ruth (baseball player). American Sports Personalities 1983.

Babe Ruth was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He excelled as both a pitcher and a hitter; however, it was as a batter that he achieved his greatest fame. His records include 2,056 career bases on balls and 72 games where he hit two or more home runs. His lifetime batting average was .342. Ruth attracted so many fans to Yankee Stadium, which opened in 1923, that it was nicknamed “The House That Ruth Built.”