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By Stephen McKay
Sports Writer 

Talking Sports: I've talked with Babe Ruth ... sort of

 

I've spoken to Babe Ruth – almost.

Not long ago, I read an excerpt from a book about Babe Ruth's called shot in the 1932 World Series. As part of his research the author, Ed Sherman, spoke with Ruth's 96-year-old adopted daughter, Julia Ruth Stevens.

Sherman told Stevens what a "thrill" it was to be speaking with her. After a quip of the kind one might expect from "The Babe" himself, the old woman told Sherman, "People always say, 'It's such an honor to meet you.' I know they're saying that because I'm Babe Ruth's daughter and that's the closest they'll ever get to Daddy."

Of course Stev...



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