THE BABE HITS HIS FIRST MAJOR LEAGUE HOME RUN- THIS DAY 191

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On this day in 1915 20 year old Boston Red Sox pitching sensation George Herman “Babe” Ruth came to bat in the top of the  3rd inning with no score- and in his 18th career at bat hit his first major league home run. The Babe’s first home run came off of  Jack Warhop of the New York Yankees at the Polo Grounds where the Yankees were playing their home games at the time. No one would have dreamed that The Babe’s hitting would be so great that he’d be switched to an everyday outfielder and end up with 713 more home runs in his career. Ruth was one of the best pitchers in baseball when he was switched from pitcher to full time outfielder and of course would gain his fame as a member of the New York Yankees not the Boston Red Sox. {And when he was sold to the Yankees he didn’t put a curse on the Red Sox- I think the Red Sox pretty much cursed themselves over the years.}

story of The Babe’s first major league home run- link below–

http://baseballhall.org/discover/inside-pitch/babe-ruth-clubs-first-major-league-homer

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3 responses to “THE BABE HITS HIS FIRST MAJOR LEAGUE HOME RUN- THIS DAY 191

  1. Hey, that’s my team you’re talking about!! 🙂 You forgot to mention that the Babe was pitching that day and lost to the Yankees 4-3 in 15 innings! That had to be a nail-biting day for them all.

    • I think the Browns problem has been more bad management than any jinx. A Jinx makes for a good story for the newspapers.

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