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 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2019 01:41 pm
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Heenan Fan wrote: BlueThunder wrote: Road Warrior Yajuta wrote: Baby Ruth Candy is named after President Cleveland's daughter Ruth.

Reese's are named after confectioner HB Resse

The Hershey Bar is named for Milton Hershey

The various Nobel Prizes are named for Albert Nobel

the Pulitzer Prizes are named for Media Mogul Joseph Pulitzer


Wait, the Baby Ruth wasn't named after Babe Ruth? I honestly thought it was until now. 
Might as well piggyback off Yajuta. The Reggie Bar was named after Reggie Jackson. It's been out of business for a long time, but it was one of the best candy bars ever.

It's been a dispute on and off again for years, but baseball historians mostly agree it was named after Cleveland's daughter. 

The company claims that it named the bar after the President's daughter.  But the candy bar was released in 1921, 1 year after Babe Ruth became a sensation. President Cleveland, on the other hand, had been out of office since 1897 and his daughter had tragically died of diphtheria at the age of 12 in the early 1900s.  Why would they suddenly be honoring her memory a couple of decades after they were newsworthy?  The suspicion is to avoid paying Babe Ruth royalties, of course, but Ruth never took them to court.  The idea of celebrity branding was still in its infancy, and although Ruth was starting to get paid to endorse products, he likely didn't yet realize exactly how lucrative it was, so he let it go.  But Ruth definitely thought they screwed him.   

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srossi wrote: Heenan Fan wrote: BlueThunder wrote: Road Warrior Yajuta wrote: Baby Ruth Candy is named after President Cleveland's daughter Ruth.

Reese's are named after confectioner HB Resse

The Hershey Bar is named for Milton Hershey

The various Nobel Prizes are named for Albert Nobel

the Pulitzer Prizes are named for Media Mogul Joseph Pulitzer


Wait, the Baby Ruth wasn't named after Babe Ruth? I honestly thought it was until now. 
Might as well piggyback off Yajuta. The Reggie Bar was named after Reggie Jackson. It's been out of business for a long time, but it was one of the best candy bars ever.

It's been a dispute on and off again for years, but baseball historians mostly agree it was named after Cleveland's daughter. 

The company claims that it named the bar after the President's daughter.  But the candy bar was released in 1921, 1 year after Babe Ruth became a sensation. President Cleveland, on the other hand, had been out of office since 1897 and his daughter had tragically died of diphtheria at the age of 12 in the early 1900s.  Why would they suddenly be honoring her memory a couple of decades after they were newsworthy?  The suspicion is to avoid paying Babe Ruth royalties, of course, but Ruth never took them to court.  The idea of celebrity branding was still in its infancy, and although Ruth was starting to get paid to endorse products, he likely didn't yet realize exactly how lucrative it was, so he let it go.  But Ruth definitely thought they screwed him.   
And that's the real controversy. Cleveland probably took full advantage of the name, but he had an out, and he knew it. Hard to blame the guy imo.



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Heenan Fan wrote: srossi wrote: Heenan Fan wrote: BlueThunder wrote: Road Warrior Yajuta wrote: Baby Ruth Candy is named after President Cleveland's daughter Ruth.

Reese's are named after confectioner HB Resse

The Hershey Bar is named for Milton Hershey

The various Nobel Prizes are named for Albert Nobel

the Pulitzer Prizes are named for Media Mogul Joseph Pulitzer


Wait, the Baby Ruth wasn't named after Babe Ruth? I honestly thought it was until now. 
Might as well piggyback off Yajuta. The Reggie Bar was named after Reggie Jackson. It's been out of business for a long time, but it was one of the best candy bars ever.

It's been a dispute on and off again for years, but baseball historians mostly agree it was named after Cleveland's daughter. 

The company claims that it named the bar after the President's daughter.  But the candy bar was released in 1921, 1 year after Babe Ruth became a sensation. President Cleveland, on the other hand, had been out of office since 1897 and his daughter had tragically died of diphtheria at the age of 12 in the early 1900s.  Why would they suddenly be honoring her memory a couple of decades after they were newsworthy?  The suspicion is to avoid paying Babe Ruth royalties, of course, but Ruth never took them to court.  The idea of celebrity branding was still in its infancy, and although Ruth was starting to get paid to endorse products, he likely didn't yet realize exactly how lucrative it was, so he let it go.  But Ruth definitely thought they screwed him.   
And that's the real controversy. Cleveland probably took full advantage of the name, but he had an out, and he knew it. Hard to blame the guy imo.

Has nothing to do with Cleveland, it was the Curtiss Candy Company. 



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BlueThunder wrote: Road Warrior Yajuta wrote: Baby Ruth Candy is named after President Cleveland's daughter Ruth.

Reese's are named after confectioner HB Resse

The Hershey Bar is named for Milton Hershey

The various Nobel Prizes are named for Albert Nobel

the Pulitzer Prizes are named for Media Mogul Joseph Pulitzer


Wait, the Baby Ruth wasn't named after Babe Ruth? I honestly thought it was until now. 
Might as well piggyback off Yajuta. The Reggie Bar was named after Reggie Jackson. It's been out of business for a long time, but it was one of the best candy bars ever.

No bullshit - the Reggie bar was AWESOME 



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