Famous Last Will and Testament Baseball Player Babe Ruth

About the last will and testament of famous American baseball player Babe Ruth.


GEORGE HERMAN "BABE" RUTH, U.S baseball player, died 1948

Last Will: Dated one week before his death, the document named his wife, Claire, as the sole beneficiary except for bequests-amounting to $26,000-to other relatives and two employees. Total value of the estate was never made public. Ruth stipulated that 10% of the remainder, after Claire's death, was to go to the Babe Ruth Foundation. "Dedicated to the interests of the kids of America," the foundation had been established by Ruth to award merit prizes and scholarships. His two adopted daughters were to share the balance.

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