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Sunday marked 101 years and one day since Babe Ruth made his major league debut for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Of course, if you know your baseball history, then you know that, for about 86 years after he got traded to the Yankees, Ruth’s memory caused nothing but heartache and suffering at Fenway. However, ever since the Red Sox ended the Curse of the Bambino, it’s been less painful for the team and its fans to embrace their role in the history of baseball’s greatest slugger. So on Sunday they honored the man’s legacy by having Babe Ruth’s daughter, 98-year-old Julia Ruth Stevens, throw out the first pitch before their game against—who else?—the Yankees.
— Chris Flagg (@cfbuckster) July 12, 2015
Sure, she bounced it in there. But at least it was over the plate.
Later on she did a little interview with NESN and diplomatically claimed that she was a fan of both the Red Sox and the Yankees:
Of course, as you probably know, being a fan of the Red Sox and the Yankees is impossible. So I did some digging and found this interview from last season:
Yep, the daughter of the greatest Yankee of all time is officially a Red Sox fan.
Hat Tip – [CBS Sports]