Date: 6/13/1948
There were other carpenters, and over the years plenty of new contractors have made their mark with significant additions. But Yankee Stadium—the original, the renovation, even the "New"—was and is the House That Ruth Built. So when the Babe made his final appearance at Yankee Stadium, it was a big deal. The year before the club had hosted a Babe Ruth Day, but the 25th anniversary celebration of the Stadium marked Ruth's final public appearance. Gaunt and hunched over due to the affects of cancer, the most famous Yankee of them all made one last appearance in front of the Bronx crowd that loved him so well. Sure, it's a product of having many of the greatest players the game has ever known, but if you want to know how to do pomp and circumstance in baseball, look no further than the Bronx.