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Monday, March 11, 2019

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.

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Ruth's era is so removed from today's society, culture and life styles it's almost like another planet. Condolences to her family.

#1 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-03-10 04:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

How many folks know that Babe was a great pitcher.

following four full seasons (1915-1918), Babe's main role on the Red Sox team was pitching.

In the 1916 World Series between the Red Sox and Brooklyn Robins (eventually Dodgers), Ruth took on Sherry Smith in what would become one of the biggest pitching match-ups in history. The game was tied 1-1 through 14 innings until the Red Sox finally scored and won the game. Both Ruth and Sherry Smith pitched the entire game, which is still the longest World Series game ever played. In the 1918 World Series, Babe Ruth pitched 29 1/3 scoreless innings, a mark that stood until 1961 when Whitey Ford finally broke it. It wasn't until 1919 that Babe began his transition into a hitter, with 17 games pitching and 130 games hitting that year. In the four and a half seasons that Babe devoted to pitching, he amassed the following statistics:

ERA – Earned Run Average (2.28 career):
#1 in ERA in the American League (AL) in 1916.
15th overall for career ERA.
Wins (65 career):
Top 3 in the AL in 2 of his 5 full seasons as a pitcher.
Won the most games of any left-handed pitcher in the Majors from 1915-17.
Win/Loss% (.671 career):
12th on the list for best career win/loss percentage.
Strikeouts:
Top 5 in the AL in 2 of his 5 full seasons as a pitcher.
Shutouts:
#1 in the AL in 1916.

There has never been another professional athlete who was as far ahead of his sport as was the Babe.

#2 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-03-10 10:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Babe Didrikson, but that would open it up to "his or her sports." ;)

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-03-11 12:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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#4 | Posted by Reinheitsgebot at 2019-03-11 03:27 PM | Reply

Don't follow baseball but, it is a most excellent candy bar. Next to Milky Way, my 2nd favorite.

ummmm chocolate aaaaaghhh

#5 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-03-12 08:44 PM | Reply

It's called a Baby Ruth.

You would think you would know your 2nd favorite candy bar's name.

Conservatives and ignorance.

#6 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-03-12 09:18 PM | Reply

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