Charlie Root

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Birthday
17, 1899
Birthplace
Middletown, OH
Death Date
May 11, 1970 (71)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
17, 1899
Birthplace
Middletown, OH
Death Date
May 11, 1970 (71)

About

MLB player who became famous while pitching in the 1932 World Series when Babe Ruth allegedly 'called' a home run.

Before Fame

He started his career with the lowly St. Louis Browns in 1923.

Trivia

He said that Babe Ruth never called his home run in the World Series in 1932, and said, 'If he pointed to the bleachers, I would have put one in his ear and knocked him on his ass.'

Family Life

He had a daughter, Della, with his wife Dorothy.

Associated With

He played for the Chicago Cubs for 16 years, the same team as Hall of Fame hitter Ernie Banks.