Babe Ruth at Sing Sing

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On September 5, 1929, the New York Yankees, led by their star player Babe Ruth, played an exhibition game against the inmate baseball team at Sing Sing prison. This new documentary examines the backstory--eg exploring the social history of the era by weaving back and forth between the careers of Babe Ruth, the major sports figure of his day, and Lewis Lawes, who as warden of Sing Sing was considered "America's Warden."

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6 p.m.
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