Question by A B: Babe Ruth’s “Illness”– What caused it?
Babe Ruth fell violently ill and was carried to a hospital on a stretcher .

The Yankee PR said Ruth “gorged” on hot dogs- plausible, cerdible reason.

Other “sources” hinted that it was a venereal disease- also plausible credible.

This occured in the 20’s when the press honored an un-written Code of Silence on such matters. The press would report that Joe McCarthy “had the flu” when the truth was Joe was on a “bender”, and the writers knew it.

Some baseball writers now accept the sex disease as a “fact”

Any opinions ?

Best answer:

Answer by London Catlover
Babe Ruth used to smoke a lot of cigars and I believe he died of Cancer.

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