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!