Thursday, September 10, 2015

People You Didn't Know Were Catholic: The Great Bambino

The Sultan of Swat?

The  Colossus of Clout?

The Great Bambino? 

Yep, Babe Ruth was a Catholic!

One of the greatest players to ever lace up a pair of cleats was encouraged by a religious brother to take up baseball. While he may have allowed the wild life of a baseball star to wrap him up a bit, Babe always donated to various Catholic charities and kept on attending Mass throughout his career.

As he struggled with illness at the end of his life, he commented about Catholicism being at his "very core."

And, with that, the Great Bambino died as a faithful Catholic. 

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