Fun Fact Of The Day

Fun Fact Of The Day

Fun Fact:

baby-ruthThe Curtiss Candy Company claimed that the candy bar Baby Ruth was named after President Grover Cleveland’s daughter, Ruth Cleveland.

  • The candy maker, located on the same street as Wrigley Field, named the bar “Baby Ruth” in 1921, as Babe Ruth’s fame was on the rise.
  • 24 years after Cleveland had left the White House.
  • 17 years after his daughter, Ruth, had died.
  • The company did not negotiate an endorsement deal with Ruth, and many saw the company’s story about the origin of the name to be a devious way to avoid having to pay the baseball player any royalties.

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