Johnny Sylvester

John Dale "Johnny" Sylvester (April 5, 1915 – January 8, 1990) was an American packing machinery company executive who was best known for a promise made to him by Babe Ruth during the 1926 World Series. Sylvester was seriously ill and hospitalized. Ruth said he would hit a home run on his behalf, which was followed by what was widely reported at the time as Sylvester's miraculous recovery.


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Age74 (age at death)
Date of BirthApril 5, 1915
Date of DeathJanuary 8, 1990
Star SignAries

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