Friday, October 03, 2008

Babe Ruth Letter

This is something light for a Friday. Babe Ruth wrote a letter of condolence to Mrs. Harding after President Harding’s death and the Ohio Historical Society has put this online as part of the Ohio Memory Project.
I thought I’d transcribe this letter for everyone as I found it an interesting little tidbit:
St. Nicholas Place
Aug 11th 1923

Dear Mrs. Harding

As I had the privilege of meeting President Harding on several occasions I hope you will permit me to offer you my sympathy not merely as an admirer but as a personal friend. President Harding ‘s interest in Baseball and his many kind acts toward individual players was deeply appreciated by all of us.

Mrs. Ruth joins me in the wish that you will be given the strength to bear your great sorry.

Sincerely
George H. Ruth

1 comment:

Scott said...

While most people remember Babe Ruth as the "Sultan of Swat," he was really a very compassionate person. It was something he learned after achieving baseball success after growing up as an orphan in Baltimore.

Ruth was also not a fan of every president. When told that his new contract paid him more than the president, Ruth responded, "What the hell has Hoover got to do with it? Besides, I had a better year than he did."