The family of legendary baseball icon Babe Ruth is in mourning following the death of one of their beloved family members. Ruth’s last surviving child, Julia Ruth Stevens, sadly passed away.
She was 102 years old at the time of her death, reported the Boston Globe. Stevens would have turned 103 on July 7th.
The family released a statement on Saturday, March 10th confirming the heartbreaking news. She reportedly died in her sleep at her Nevada nursing home.
“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. As the daughter of Babe Ruth, she had many amazing experiences, which she was pleased to share with eager reporters and fans alike,” the family said in a social media post.
“Until the very end, she 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. The tour began with a series of 15 exhibition baseball games played in Japan,” the family added.
She leaves behind her only a child — a son named Tom Stevens. Please keep him and the rest of the Ruth family in your prayers during this difficult time.
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