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‘Babe Ruth’ to pay visit

By Staff | Sep 11, 2009

Gene Worthington as Babe Ruth

The Friends of the Shepherdstown Library (FOSL) will present Babe Ruth “in person” a special History Alive! performance at O’Hurley’s General Store, 205 E. Washington St., Shepherdstown, on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. West Virginia storyteller Gene Worthington will portray the famed baseball player.

Admission is free. The program is appropriate for children and adults.

Babe Ruth was a superstar in the 1920’s. Known as the “Sultan of Swat,” he was the most famous baseball player of his era and maybe of all time.

Gene Worthington’s performance, which was dubbed “a Grand Slam” by one viewer, includes a presentation of Ruth’s life, a Q&A session in character, and a discussion of what it’s like to play the part.

The West Virginia Humanities Council provides support for the programs, with additional financial assistance from the Office of the Secretary, West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts.