Dorothy Ruth Pirone was the daughter of legendary Major League Baseball Player, Babe Ruth and his mistress, Juanita Jennings. Dorothy was adopted by Babe Ruth and his first wife Helen, and raised to believe that Helen was her birth mother. When her adoptive mother died in a house fire, Dorothy lived with Babe Ruth and his then girlfriend, Claire Hodgson. They later married and continued to care for Dorothy and her sister. When Dorothy was 59 (1980), it was revealed to her that her real mother was in fact Juanita Jennings.
Dorothy was married twice, first to a Railway Express Agency employee, Daniel J. Sullivan. Together they had six children. She later married Dominick Pirone, a New York contractor with whom she had three children. Together they lived in Durham, Connecticut and raised Arabian horses. Dorothy died at the age of 68, after penning her book My Dad, The Babe. She is survived by four daughters, a son and 12 grandchildren.
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