Monday, July 26, 2010

The Babe Should Curse The Thief

Babe Ruth's last will and testament, which he signed on August 9, 1948, just days before his death, turned up with a Long Island memorabilia dealer recently.

(That is a copy of his signature from his will above, which he actually misspelled his name in his dying days.)

The will had been missing for at least nine years, stolen from the Manhattan Surrogates Court. The FBI is investigating exactly how it ended up where it did, with a tax preparer named Mark Lewis.

My friend Pete Nash has a good article on his site Hauls of Shame about this, and he was also quoted in a story in today's New York Post about it.

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