When did Babe Ruth begin coaching for the Brooklyn Dodgers?

Babe Ruth always said he wanted to become a manager once he retired. The closest he ever got was when he was hired as a first base coach for the Brooklyn Dodgers on June 18, 1938. He spent the rest of the season as a coach, and he also took batting practice before games to try and draw more fans. At the end of the season, the Dodgers hired Leo Durocher to replace former manager Burleigh Grimes, and Ruth was let go.