I sent a brief note to Babe Ruth's granddaughter not too long ago. I hoped she might send a note, or a signed picture, but she took the time to send me a VERY nice long note, and some other info. I must say that I was touched by her generous response.
She says that Babe loved home runs because he hit one once as a child. It went over the right fielder's head. The other boys cheered him, so he kept hitting them.
Concerning Moe Berg (who was a spy, see my review on this blog on the book about him), Babe said that he could speak seven languages, but he couldn't hit in any of them.
I thought the quote about Berg was the best Babe quote Linda mentioned, but then she also mentioned this one-
"Baseball is the greatest game in the world and it deserves the best you can give it."
Thanks Linda! AND, check out her site at: