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Legendary finishes

From Babe Ruth to Magic Johnson to Wayne Gretzky, how 10 top legends did in their final games.

Updated: April 17, 2003, 9:17 AM ET
By Jeff Merron | Special to ESPN.com

Michael Jordan didn't exactly go on top, winning the championship in his final game like Bill Russell or homering in his final at-bat like Ted Williams. Here is how our favorite sports legends fared in their final games:

Babe Ruth (May 30, 1935) The Babe, playing for the Boston Braves, went out with a whimper, going 0-for-1 against the Phillies at Baker Bowl. He played only the first inning of that day's doubleheader. Three days later he announced his retirement.

Ted Williams (Sept. ...

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