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Monday, March 11, 2019

Babe Ruth’s Last Surviving Daughter Dies in Henderson at 102

Julia Ruth Stevens, the last surviving daughter of Hall of Fame baseball slugger Babe Ruth and a decades-long champion of his legacy, has died at age 102, her family has announced. Tom Stevens said Sunday that his mother died Saturday morning at an assisted living facility in Henderson, Nevada, after a short illness.

eric Posted: March 11, 2019 at 05:10 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Mefisto Posted: March 11, 2019 at 09:03 AM (#5821777)
John Tyler's grandsons outlive another one.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 11, 2019 at 09:48 AM (#5821791)
Where were they on the night of her death??????
   3. Swoboda is freedom Posted: March 11, 2019 at 10:43 AM (#5821808)
102. That's a pretty good innings.
   4. Swoboda is freedom Posted: March 11, 2019 at 10:52 AM (#5821811)
John Tyler's grandsons outlive another one.

Where were they on the night of her death??????


And where was John Tyler was Harrison died?
   5. Starring RMc as Bradley Scotchman Posted: March 12, 2019 at 10:21 AM (#5822029)
On the day Julia was born (7 July 1916), her Daddy pitched seven innings against the Indians but didn't get the decision (Carl Mays did, when the Sox broke a 1-1 tie in the eighth).

The Indians' manager was Lee Fohl, who was born in the Centennial year of 1876.

The last survivor who played in this game was Cleveland shortstop Bill Wambsganss in 1985 -- nearly two-thirds of a century after his double-play partner, Ray Chapman. (Mays pitched two innings and walked three, so I'm assuming he faced Champman here.)
   6. SoSH U at work Posted: March 12, 2019 at 10:55 AM (#5822040)
The last survivor who played in this game was Cleveland shortstop Bill Wambsganss in 1985 -- nearly two-thirds of a century after his double-play partner, Ray Chapman.


But, remarkably, exactly the same amount of time as his triple play partner.

   7. Howie Menckel Posted: March 12, 2019 at 12:37 PM (#5822087)
I see what you did there.

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