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Babe Ruth adopts two daughters... Frank Nitti...

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October 31, 1930

ALBANY EVENING NEWS, New York, October 31, 1930 

* Babe Ruth adopts two daughters 
Dorothy Helen Ruth Pirone & Julia Hodgson 
* Frank Nitti arrested - Al 'Scarface' Capone

The front page has a three column photo with heading: "Monarch of Swat Adopts Two Princesses" with subheads. 1st report coverage on baseball idol Babe Ruth adopting two daughters, Julia and Dorothy.

Also on the front page are one column headings that include: "NITTI, CAPONE AID, ARRESTED ON TAX COUNT" and more (see photos).

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 30 pages, a little spine wear, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: Babe Ruth had two daughters. Dorothy Ruth was adopted by Babe and Helen. Decades later, she wrote a book, My Dad, the Babe, claiming that she was Ruth's biological child by a girlfriend named Juanita Jennings.

Ruth adopted Julia Hodgson when he married her mother, actress and model Claire Merritt Hodgson. Julia currently resides in Arizona, and threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the final game in the original Yankee Stadium on September 21, 2008.

Category: The 20th Century