Babe Ruth

  1. Born: February 6, 1895, Pigtown, Baltimore, MD
  2. Died: August 16, 1948, New York City, NY
  3. Full name: George Herman Ruth, Jr.
  4. Nicknames: The Great Bambino, the Sultan of Swat, The Big Bam, More
  5. Children: Dorothy Ruth, Julia Ruth Stevens
  6. Spouse: Claire Merritt Ruth (m. 1929–1948), Helen Ruth (m. 1914–1929)

Ruth was a Catholic.1 And not only did he attend Catholic school growing up, his parents actually signed custody of Ruth over to the Catholic missionaries at St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys in Baltimore when he was seven-years-old.2 So Babe was quite literally raised by the Catholic Church.

Political Views

Ruth was a Democrat, unless a Republican paid him enough for his endorsement.

Comment Stream