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Probably not. Ruth's mother was of German descent. I don't know the descent of his father but census records show Ruth's great grandfather was born in Pennsylvania and it is thought his father's side was also German, or Pennsylvania Dutch. Ruth was said to have spoken and understoodGerman well. During his career Ruth was called many derogatory names, and very often was called the 'N' word. Legend has it that one of his nicknames at the school/orphanage he grew up in included the 'N' word.

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Babe Ruth was caucasian.

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