painting of Babe Ruth wearing a baseball uniform and holding a bat
Babe Ruth, 199

Illustrator: Davis Meltzer

Babe Ruth, born George Herman Ruth and known as the “Sultan of Swat,” hit 714 home runs and set or tied 76 records during his 15 years as a New York Yankee. He helped the team win seven American League Pennants and four World Series Championships. This artwork was a draft portrait that was not used for the final stamp design.

Courtesy United States Postal Service, Postmaster General's Collection