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On This Day in Baseball With Babe Ruth

Updated: May 7

Polo Grounds

The year was 1915 and the Red Sox of Boston were taking on the Yankees of New York at the former home of the Yankees, the Polo Grounds.

There was a young starting pitcher by the name of George Herman Ruth, Jr., better known as Babe Ruth, who would take the mound for the Red Sox.

Ruth was in his rookie campaign, and was yet to hit the first of his 714 homeruns, but on May 6th, 1915, that would change, and Babe Ruth, The Colossus of Clout, would go on to bash his first homer as a Major League Baseball player.

On the mound in the third inning for the home team, New York Yankees, was Jack Warhop.  With a scoreless game, and nobody on base, 20 year old Mr. Ruth stepped to the plate.

With one swing of the bat, the pitch from Warhop exploded off the bat of Ruth and flew out of the field of play and over the right field fence for an impressive homerun.  A pitcher batting in the 9 hole, now a homerun hitter, who would go on to club 714 career homeruns.

On the day, Mr. Babe Ruth pitched 12 1/3 innings, gave up 10 hits, 2 earned runs, and struck out 3 while going 3 for 5 at the plate with a walk and one RBI, putting his batting average on the young season at .417.

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06 de mai.

You do know that picture isn’t the Polo Grounds?!?

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