This Day in Baseball History ….

Looking Back

Looking Back

No player dominated American sport as Babe Ruth. He is, without question, the greatest player and athlete who ever lived. Nobody captured our imagination, and still does, the way Ruth did.

Ruth became the first player to hit 30, 40, 50 and 60 homers in a single season.

RUTH: Nobody was like the Babe.

RUTH: Nobody was like the Babe.

On this day in 1927, in the eighth inning of a game against the Washington Senators, Ruth slugged his 60th homer of the season off Tom Zachary.

Ruth is greeted by fans waving their hankerchiefs as he took his position in the ninth inning. That game featured an interesting footnote in that it marked Walter Johnson’s final appearance as a player. Johnson pinch-hit for Zachary and flied out to Ruth.

3 thoughts on “This Day in Baseball History ….

  1. Ruth was certainly charismatic as we still talk about the man-myth today.

    Also, I read where he was kicked to the curb even though he was still probably one of the best hitters in the game and no one would hire him as a coach when he made the rounds.

    I wonder why that is.

  2. Ruth was the greatest player ever. First a great pitcher and then the greatest hitter of all time. How many homers would he have hit if wasnt a pitcher all those years?