The 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.