Official Babe Ruth Family Site
Dedicated to my mother, Dorothy Ruth Pirone and my grandfather, George Herman "Babe" Ruth
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Congratuations Grandpa on getting the Presidential Medal Of Freedom!
Babe Ruth, newly named Presidential Medal Of Freedom recipient. I want everyone to know for 37 years mom and I wrote letters seeking the honor, as I got to the idea from my mother, Dorothy Ruth Pirone, his blood daughter. My mother one morning said "Call the White House, I think your grandfather deserves the Medal of Freedom." As always a dutiful daughter, I did just that and got an address. I looked for Senators and Congressmen that might help us achieve the goal. We wrote hundreds of letters from President Reagan and all the way to now. Always getting form letters back from the White House that he was being considered. On one it said file is full! Talked about it in interviews so many times I have lost count. A friend of mine, his very young son years ago said if he got to the White House he would help to get medal for Babe. Well the small boy grew up and works in the Washington D.C.! He helped the cause a lot, got it done.
I promised my mom on her deathbed in 1989 that I wouldn't give up. I am so grateful to President Trump, I am speechless. Thank you does not sound like enough. You helped me fulfill a BIG promise to my mother. My husband Andrew, who supported me all the way. To all supporters that have helped me along the way, thank you.
My grandfather quoted the following; “You can not beat a man who never gives up." It fits here. I will tell you this I believe, my mom's laughing in heaven and saying "we did it" and that a proud and humble Babe would say, "Thanks Prez”
I might not be able to except it, the rule in next living family member gets it. The adopted daughter Julia Stevens at 102 years old. Never wrote a word. But its ok! The medal is just that ...medal. Stuff as my mom would put it. I know who worked to get here! THIS IS FOR YOU MOM!!!!
Meet The Folks:
8x10 Babe showing Lou bat
Babe loved to joke with kids
Babe and lou with Lady Amico
Babe riding King Jess 1922
Babe barnstormed with Negro Leagues
Babe Ruth and "Black Jack" Pershing
1915 Babe Ruth pitching
Mom in 1948