Baby Ruth: A Poem About Babe Ruth

Aaron Nealy and Jeremy Eichin

I was part of an octuplet, a Baby Ruth

Raised without proper parenting

They sent me to a special school

To learn vocational skills


Matthias was like a father

Where I had none

He taught me the All American Pastime

As it was my muse


A man came

Dunn was his name

Saw me play, adopted me

The other players called me his “Babe”


From Orioles to Red Sox to Yankees

More success with each

I was on the road to fame

I had become one of the greats

And gave a namesake for my team


I had 56 records to my name

60 home runs in one game, 714 total

My legacy will live on