City Paper is not for tourists
Turns out Babe Ruth was black.
Well, at least that’s the selling point of novelist J. Anderson Cross’ latest work, “The Bambino Secret.“
In press releases for the book, Cross says the story is “based on the true story of Babe Ruth,” and that part of that tale includes going through life passing as a white guy.
Ruth’s non-whiteness has been rumored since his playing days, and has always been based mostly on his physical appearance and unknowns surrounding his parentage.
But Cross now claims that he found the “key link” to prove the Ruth race rumors in a “handwritten journal entitled: Colored Marriages from 1853 to 1859” that the author found in Abingdon, Va., while researching for the novel.
Tough to refute that sort of evidence.
Cross’ incredible discovery knocks 714 home runs off Caucasians’ historical home run total, and forces whitey to read all the way down to No. 8 on the all-time list ( Dead Balls Era