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Events in Sport

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1902-05-24 - Cleve's Bill Bradley is 1st ALer to hit a HR run in 4 consecutive games, not duplicated until Babe Ruth does it June 25, 1918
1914-04-22 - Babe Ruth's 1st professional game (as a pitcher) is a 6-hit 6-0 win
1914-07-07 - Balt Orioles' (IL) owner Jack Dunn offers Babe Ruth, Ernie Shore & Ben Egan for $10,000 to Connie Mack, who refuses, pleading poverty
1914-07-10 - Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from Baltimore Orioles
1914-07-11 - Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleve 4-3
1914-07-12 - Babe Ruth makes his baseball debut, pitches for Red Sox
1915-05-06 - Red Sox Babe Ruth pitching debut & 1st HR, loses to Yanks 4-3 in 15
1916-10-09 - Babe Ruth begins 29 2/3 scoreless World Series innings
1916-10-09 - Babe Ruth pitches & wins longest WS game (14 innings) 2-1
1917-04-11 - Babe Ruth beats NY Yanks, pitching 3-hit 10-3 win for Red Sox
1917-05-07 - Red Sox Babe Ruth beats Wash Senator Walter Johnson, 1-0
Baseball Legend Connie MackBaseball Legend Connie Mack 1917-06-23 - Ernie Shore replaces Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth with a runner on, he throws him out & retires all 26 he faces for a perfect game
1918-05-04 - Yankees set record with 8 sacrifices, beat Red Sox's Babe Ruth 5-4
1918-07-08 - Babe Ruth's blast over the fence in Fenway scores Amos Strunk, the Red Sox win 1-0 over Cleve, prevailing rules reduce Babe's HR to a triple
1919-07-05 - Red Sox Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a game for his 1st of 72 times
1919-09-08 - Babe Ruth hits his 26th HR off Jack Quinn in NY, breaking Buck Freeman's 1899 HR mark of 25
1919-09-20 - Babe Ruth ties Ned Williamson's major league mark of 27 HRs
1919-09-24 - Babe Ruth sets season homer mark at 28 off of Yankee Bob Shawkey
1919-09-27 - Babe Ruth's 29th HR is 1st of year in Wash (1st in every park in league in one season)
1919-12-26 - Yankees & Red Sox reach agreement on transfer of Babe Ruth the Yankees
1920-05-01 - Babe Ruth's 1st Yankee HR & 50th of career, out of Polo Grounds
1920-09-29 - Babe Ruth sets then home run season record at 54
1921-06-08 - Babe Ruth arrested for speeding, fined $100, & held in jail until 4 PM
1921-06-10 - Babe Ruth becomes all time HR champ with #120 (Gavvy Cravath)
1921-06-13 - Yanks' pitcher Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs beating Tigers 11-8
1921-07-12 - Babe Ruth sets record of 137 career home runs
1921-08-28 - Babe Ruth starts streak of an extra-base hit in 9 straight games
1921-10-02 - NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits then record 59th HR
1921-10-09 - Babe Ruth's 1st WS homer; only Sunday game ever pitched by Carl Mays
1921-10-16 - Babe Ruth, Bob Meusel, & Bill Piercy defy Landis ban on World Series
1922-03-06 - Babe Ruth signs 3 year contract with NY Yankees at $52,000 a year
1922-05-20 - Babe Ruth & Bob Meusel, suspended on October 16, 1921, by Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis, return to the NY lineup & go hitless
1922-05-25 - Babe Ruth suspended 1 day & fined $200 for throwing dirt on an ump
1922-06-12 - St Louis Brown Hub Pruett strikes out Babe Ruth 3 straight times
1922-08-30 - Babe Ruth is thrown out of a game for 5th time in 1922
1923-10-11 - Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a World Series game
1923-10-23 - Babe Ruth makes a postseason exhibition appearance in a Giants uniform
1925-04-05 - Yankees whip Dodgers in exhibition 16-9 but Babe Ruth collapses in NC due to an ulcer
1925-04-09 - Babe Ruth rushed to hospital
1925-04-17 - NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery
1925-05-26 - Babe Ruth is finally out of bed, 5 weeks after ulcer surgery
1925-08-09 - Only time Babe Ruth pinch-hit for, Bobby Veach flies out
1925-08-29 - After a night on the town, Babe Ruth shows up late for batting practice Miller Huggins suspends Ruth & slaps a $5,000 fine on him
1926-10-06 - Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in a World Series game, Yanks beat Cards 10-5
1927-03-02 - Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player ($70,000 per year)
1927-04-15 - Babe Ruth hits 1st of 60 HRs of season (off A's Howard Ehmke)
1927-06-11 - Babe Ruth hits 19th & 20th of 60 HRs
1927-07-12 - Babe Ruth hits 30th of 60 HRs
1927-08-16 - 1st HR hit out of Comiskey Park Chicago (NY Yankee Babe Ruth)
1927-08-22 - Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers
1927-09-11 - Babe Ruth hits 50th of 60 homers
1927-09-20 - NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits record 60th HR of season off Tom Zachry
1927-09-29 - Babe Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games
1927-09-30 - Babe Ruth hits record setting 60th HR (off Tom Zachary)
1927-10-11 - Lou Gehrig named AL MVP (Babe Ruth (former winner) not eligible)
1928-08-01 - Babe Ruth hits HR # 42 & is 4 weeks ahead of his 1927 pace
1929-08-11 - Babe Ruth becomes 1st to hit 500 homers (off Willis Hudlin of Cleve)
1930-03-08 - Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with NY Yankee GM Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts "No one will ever be paid more than Ruth"
1930-05-21 - NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers
1931-04-02 - Teenage girl strikes out Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee
1931-04-26 - Lou Gehrig hits a HR but is called out for passing a runner, mistake costs him AL home run crown; he & Babe Ruth tie for season
1931-08-21 - Babe Ruth hits his 600th HR, off George Blaeholder of Browns
1932-09-28 - 1932 Baseball World Series opens with the Chicago Cubs vs. NY Yankees (6-12)
1932-10-01 - World Series moves to Chicago, In 5th inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes, points & hits next pitch into center field bleachers
1933-12-29 - Yank refuses to release Babe Ruth so he can manage the Cin Reds
1934-01-15 - Babe Ruth signs a 1934 contract for $35,000 ($17,000 cut)
1934-07-13 - Babe Ruth hits HR #700 (against Detroit)
1934-07-17 - Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland
1934-08-10 - Babe Ruth announces this is his final season as full time player
1934-09-24 - 2,500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium
1934-09-30 - Babe Ruth's final game as a Yankee, goes 0 for 3
1934-10-20 - All-Star team led by Babe Ruth & Connie Mack sails to Hawaii & Japan
1934-11-02 - Babe Ruth tours Tokyo, Japan
1935-02-26 - NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves
1935-04-16 - Babe Ruth's 1st NL game, for Boston Braves, included a HR
1935-05-25 - Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs Pirates
1935-05-30 - Babe Ruth's final game, goes hitless for Braves against Phillies
1935-05-31 - Babe Ruth grounds out in his final at bat
1935-06-02 - Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player
1935-08-12 - Babe Ruth's final game at Fenway Park, 41,766 on hand
1936-01-29 - 1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame-Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson
1936-03-09 - Babe Ruth turns down Reds to make a comeback as a player
1937-03-25 - It is revealed Quaker Oats pays Babe Ruth $25,000 per year for ads
1938-06-18 - Babe Ruth is signed as a Dodgers coach for the rest of the season
1938-11-02 - Babe Ruth applies for job of St Louis Browns' manager
1942-08-23 - Walter Johnson pitches to Babe Ruth in pregame attraction that draws 69,000 for NY-Wash game (raises $80,000 for Army-Navy relief
1945-08-01 - Mel Ott is 1st in NL to hit 500th HR (joins Babe Ruth & Jimmy Foxx)
1947-04-27 - Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium & through out US
1948-06-13 - Babe Ruth's final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies Aug 16th
1949-04-19 - Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth
1953-04-30 - Little-Bigger League changes its name to Babe Ruth League
1961-07-18 - Commissioner Ford Frick rules Babe Ruth's record of 60 HR in 154-game sched in 1927, must be broken in 1st 154 of 162 games
American Baseball Player Roger MarisAmerican Baseball Player Roger Maris 1961-09-26 - Roger Maris hits HR #60 off Jack Fisher, tying Babe Ruth's record
1961-10-08 - Whitey Ford breaks Babe Ruth's World Series record of 29 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings, running his streak to 32
1964-08-29 - On Elston Howard Night, Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330)
1965-08-20 - Eddie Mathews & Hank Aaron (1954-65) pass Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig hitting 772 HRs while playing together on the same team
1974-04-04 - Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth's home-run record by hitting his 714th
1974-04-08 - Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 715th HR, breaking Babe Ruth's record in Atlanta

Deaths in Sport

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1948-08-16 - Babe Ruth, Baseball legend (NY Yankees), dies in NY at 53


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