After 65 Years, A Joltin' Discovery at the Hall of Fame
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Coincidentally, research conducted in Cooperstown in 2012 resulted in a similar discovery with a different Yankees jersey. In that instance, stills from the 1942 movie “The Pride of the Yankees” showing Babe Ruth in uniform were compared to Ruth’s physical retired No. 3 jersey, donated to the Hall of Fame in 1948 and made famous in Nat Fein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph. Using the same technique of pinstripe matching and positioning, it was determined that Ruth’s retired number jersey was the very one that the Bambino wore during his acting stint in the movie.