On this day in 1927 At Yankee Stadium the greatest baseball player who ever lived, Babe Ruth smacked his 60th home run of the season. The home run landed just in fair territory in the right field stands. The home run was hit off of Washington Senators pitcher Tom Zachary. This would stand as the record until Roger Maris broke it in 1961. Babe Ruth that season by himself hit more home runs than every other team did in the American League. Was The Babe human?
Also in that game the greatest pitcher in baseball history, Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators came into the game in the 9th inning as a pinch-hitter. It would be his last major league appearance. Walter Johnson was a good hitting pitcher, he had 24 home runs during his career and was a .235 hitter.