Was Babe Ruth Black?

Babe Ruth with his new wife Claire, 1930.

Besides the conclusions that have already been made about this topic, I was astonished to recently learn in Leigh Montville’s biography on Ruth called “The Big Bam” that a statue of St. Martin de Porres, known as the Patron Saint of mixed-race people, stood on Babe’s nightstand near his deathbed.

If that’s true… that’s compelling evidence!

While we’re on the subject of baseball, there’s the flat-out failure of Commissioner Bud Selig and his Veterans’ Committee to induct the Negro League legend Buck O’Neill into the Baseball Hall of Fame before his death. Please sign this petition to help right this wrong post-humously and pass it on!

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