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Dorothy Ruth Pirone was born in 1921 in New York City. She was the daughter of Babe Ruth and Juanita Ellias. Juanita was the granddaughter of the first elected president of Mexico, Francisco Madero. President Madero was assassinated in 1913. He is still a famous and revered figure in Mexican history. Babe met Juanita while barnstorming in California in 1920. After Dorothy was born Babe and Juanita decided that Mom would be raised by Babe and Helen. Mom remained with Babe and Helen through her early childhood. When Babe and Helen separated in 1925, Dorothy remained with Helen.  Dorothy was sent to a residential school near Boston where she remained until Helen died in a house fire in January 1929. When Helen died Babe took custody of Mom and created a family with Claire Hodgson whom he married in April of that year. Babe adopted Claire's daughter, Julia and Claire adopted Babe's daughter, my Mom...Dorothy.

First row (left to right): The Babe's babe, Babe with Mom at the ballpark; Mom, Babe and Helen (Babe's first wife). Second row: Mom at Yankee Stadium 1975; Mom growing up; My Grandmother Juanita Ellias with Babe after he retired from baseball. Third row: My sister Ellen and I; Linda Ruth Tosetti At Fenway Park, Babe and Mom at Yankee Stadium frolicking on the grass. Fourth Row: Helen and Mom at Yankee Stadium in early 20's; Babe with Mom and Helen, Babe and Mom on the Sudbury farm...Babe loved his babe!; Fifth Row: Mom all bundled up; Helen, Babe and Mom on the farm; Mom and dad at the chicken coop; Sixth Row: All dressed up and going out! Mom, Babe and Helen; On the fence at the farm; Mom and Babe hugging at the ballpark; Seventh Row: Horsey back ride with Babe, Linda at age 17; Linda's husband Andrew Tosetti in the backyard snow; Eighth Row: Babe's granddaughter Ellen Ruth Hourigan (Linda's sister); Ellen's husband Bob Hourigan; Babe's grandson Danny Sullivan (1942-1974); Ninth Row: Babe's great granddaughter Robin Hettrick (Ellen and Bob's daughter); Robin and her husband Dan Hettrick; Babe's great grandson Jay Hourigan (Ellen and Bob's son); Tenth Row: Robin, Linda and Ellen making merry at Christmas; Babe's  great, great grandchildren Danny Hettrick and Caitlin Hettrick (Robin's children); Caitlin Hettrick-our hockey player!

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Babe and his granddaughter Linda Ruth Tosetti  (at age 10) as depicted by renowned artist Robert Castillo.

Visit Mr. Castillo's website at: www.robcast.tripod.com

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Babe's great great grandson Danny was his team's closer.

Wallingford AAA Baseball Championships.
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Danny, great great grandson of Babe Ruth allowed no runs and was calm under pressure.
Danny caught 4 innings. He also made the All-Stars
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Here's Danny catching for the Champs- Read's Auto
The Wallingford, CT. AAA Champions
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Read's Auto....THANKS COACHES!!!