Family of George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr.
George Herman Ruth Sr.
Mom: Catherine Ruth
Grand Opening of saloon Babe bought his Dad in Baltimore 1916. Babe(middle) and Dad(right) behind bar.
Geroge Jr. 1898, 3 years old
from Paul Harris book
1911 George hanging with his buddies
Paul Harris got Catherine Ruth her head stone
Babe ruth Museum donated it
Young Juanita Jennings, my grandmother, Born 1895
My grandfather was a snappy dresser and very fussy about his clothes. Maybe becuase he learned to be a shirtmaker in St. Mary's.
Juanita Ellias 1936 after she wed Charles
Babe wearing his famous raccoon coat. He pulled a puppie for my mom out of one of the pockets. He would laugh when he came home and throw the coat for her to catch and it would bury her!
5:30 am 3 days later at St Gregory's Babe marries Clara Hodgson (2nd wife)
Julia Hodgson, Clara's daughter from previous marriage plus Clara's whole family.
Juanita and Charles at their home on Long Island, late 1950's
My stunning grandmother, Juanita in the 1920's
This is my Mom, Dorothy Ruth Pirone and her family
My grandfather's DNA lives on. When asked, and I am often, what it the greatest thing you have of your grandfather? People are surprised at my answer, "I have his blood in my veins, as my mom did before me." With this comes being a blessed and lucky granddaughter. I have people who knew him tell me, I laugh like him, I squinch up my face when I talk, like Babe, and more important is that I interact with his fans just like he did! Fans have told me they felt as if they have been with Babe. I know I can hear my Mom telling me that "You did not hit the ball." She was very correct and she raised me to be humble. She told me to pay attention, as she talked to fans. The name IS magic. Not thinking I would ever have to use it, I did pay a little attention. But what I was to learn was to just be myself. That is the Babe Ruth secret and let the DNA take over. As my grandfahter said " I am here to do good." My mom taught me never to expect in his name but to figure out how give in his name. I try everyday! How do I know to do all this? It's in the DNA!