Baseball Legend’s, Babe Ruth, Last Surviving Daughter Has Died

Julia Ruth Stevens was the last surviving daughter of the baseball legend, Babe Ruth. According to her son, Tom Stevens, Julia died at an assisted-living facility in Henderson, Nevada, of complications after a pulmonary embolism. She was 102 years old. “She lived a full life and tried to do her very best … to perpetuate the legacy of the Babe in a positive way,” Tom Stevens said of his mother.

There are a number of books that Julia wrote about her father including  “A Daughter’s Portrait” and she was invited to a number of events on her father’s behalf at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., and elsewhere around the country. She was always proud to represent her father, Tom Stevens said. Mike Gibbons, director emeritus of the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum in Baltimore said, “With the passing of Julia, it’s kind of the end of the line for Babe Ruth, of people who knew him firsthand”.

“Babe’s biggest fan” are the words that Tom used to describe his mother and she considered it to be one of the most important roles in her life. According to the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s website, Babe Ruth had a legendary 22-year baseball career and mainly played for the New York Yankees. Also, Babe spent time with the Boston Red Sox and Boston Braves, according to ESPN. He made 714 home runs and four World Series titles in his career. In 1936, He was also one of the five inaugural members of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Diane Murphy, a resident at the Prestige Senior Living at Mira Loma in Henderson, told The Associated Press that Julia Stevens had lost her sight but remained bright and vibrant. “She was so sharp and laughed at the right moments,” Murphy said. “She was a lovely lady.”

 

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