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Babe Ruth's Last Surviving Daughter Dies Months Before 103rd Birthday

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The most famous name in baseball history isn’t difficult to guess. Even those who are less sports-savvy can name the legend known as Babe Ruth.

Whether we’re seeing him referred to as “The Great Bambino” and other such titles in the 1993 film “The Sandlot” or simply talking baseball in general, no doubt most people young and old are familiar with the Hall of Fame Yankee.

And none probably more so than his last surviving daughter, Julia Ruth Stevens. The co-author of several books about her father, Stevens loved to tell the tale of the slugger’s legacy.

Sadly, just months before her 103rd birthday, Stevens passed away on March 9, 2019, at an assisted living facility in Henderson, Nevada at the ripe age of 102, The New York Times reported.

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Many might not know that Stevens was adopted by Ruth following his marriage to Stevens’ mother, Claire, after the death of his first wife Helen in 1929.

“I couldn’t have been happier,” Stevens said in an interview, talking about her adoption by the beloved baseball player.

“It was so wonderful,” she went on. “Because he had been around for quite a while and I loved him and he loved me and it was just absolutely the greatest moment of my life.”

Even after her dad passed, Stevens never strayed far from the ballpark. She loved to make appearances and even pitched the first ball at a Fenway Park Red Sox game in 2016 to celebrate her 100th birthday.

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A memorial post was shared on Facebook’s Babe Ruth Central page to honor a life well-lived. The words her family shared are a great testament to Stevens’ legacy.

“Julia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who lived a wonderful, full life during the 102 years that she was with us,” the post reads.

The post goes on to say how Stevens “was very proud to call him ‘Daddy’ and she particularly loved recalling events from 1934 when she went on a ’round the world’ tour with her parents.”

What a truly amazing woman she was, and no doubt The Babe himself would have been proud of all she did in the years after his passing.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
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Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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