Little League Hosts Babe Ruth’s Granddaughter at Newly Reopened World of Little League®
Babe Ruth’s granddaughter, Linda Ruth Tosetti visited the newly reopened World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store today, which includes an exhibit devoted to her legendary grandfather.
The World of Little League, which reopened on June 15, 2013, features a complete Babe Ruth uniform that the Sultan of Swat wore during a 1934 barnstorming tour of Japan. Also part of the exhibit is an autographed home run ball that, as legend has it, the Great Bambino hit 500 feet while on another barnstorming tour in Williamsport, Pa., after the New York Yankees won the 1923 World Series. Mrs. Tosetti shared some of her grandfather’s stories and answered questions about the uniform and Mr. Ruth’s legacy at the museum on Friday, June 28.
Babe Ruth's granddaughter, Linda Ruth Tosetti, speaking in front of The Great Bambino's complete, game-worn uniform at the World of Little League.
“I am delighted that this uniform has surfaced and that it will be displayed in the World of Little League,” said Mrs. Tosetti. “It is a treasure that really deserves to be taken care of, and I’m glad that out of all the museums, this touchstone of my grandfather’s collection has found its way to Little League.”
Joining Mrs. Tosetti at the World of Little League was Ronald Rosser. Mr. Rosser received the Medal of Honor in 1952 for his service in the United States Army during the Korean War. Mr. Rosser visited a display in the Hall of Excellence highlighting Ross McGinnis, a Little League graduate who was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his service in the Iraq War. In addition to their visit to the World of Little League, Mrs. Tosetti and Mr. Rosser also will take part in the Union County Veterans 4th of July Parade on Saturday, June 29 in Lewisburg, Pa.
“It was a great honor to host Mrs. Tosetti and Mr. Rosser here at the World of Little League,” said Lance Van Auken, Little League Baseball and Softball Vice President and Executive Director of the World of Little League. “The museum is a celebration of the legacy of Little League. Being able to share that with two people who have had such a diverse impact on the history of this country, but have ties to the collections in the World of Little League, is a testament to the wide-range of interactive experiences at the museum.”
The museum is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. General admission is $5. Children under 4 years old are admitted free, and children 5-12 are admitted for $2. The senior admission fee is $3, for those 62 and older. Discounts are available for large groups booking in advance.