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Babe Ruth - Notable Historical Events

Babe RuthApr 22, 1914

Connie MackJul 7, 1914

Walter JohnsonMay 7, 1917

Lou GehrigOct 11, 1927

Ty CobbJan 29, 1936

Roger MarisSep 26, 1961

Mickey MantleAug 29, 1964

Hank AaronAug 20, 1965

Barry BondsMay 28, 2006

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Babe Ruth - Historical Events
Date Event
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

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

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

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

1927-09-29

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

1932-10-01

World Series moves to Chicago, In 5th inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes, points & hits next pitch into center field bleachers

1933-07-06

1st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Babe Ruth hits first All Star home run

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

1948-07-26

"Babe Ruth Story" premieres, Babe Ruth's last public appearance

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

1961-09-26

Roger Maris hits HR #60 off Jack Fisher, tying Babe Ruth's record

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

2006-05-28

Barry Bonds hits his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the all-time list

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Babe Ruth - Birthdays
Date Event
1890-07-20

Freeman H. Owens, How Babe Ruth Hits a Home Run

1893-10-18

Roy Del Ruth, DE, director (About Face, Babe Ruth Story, Star Show)

1906-01-14

William Bendix, NYC, actor (Lifeboat, Babe Ruth Story, Life of Riley)

1906-11-04

Bob Considine, The Babe Ruth Story

1909-10-27

Brother John Joseph Steren, Babe Ruth

1911-12-21

Josh Gibson, pro baseball player, "Negro Babe Ruth" (hit 800+ HRs)

1926-04-23

Christy Walsh Jr., Babe Ruth: The Man, the Myth, the Legend

1965-11-29

Yvonne Suhor, Babe Ruth

1978-06-19

Brendan Colthurst, The Legend of Babe Ruth

1980-10-25

Clint Nageotte, Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth - Notable Weddings

Babe RuthOct 14, 1914

Babe Ruth - Weddings
Date Event
1914-10-14

Baseball legend Babe Ruth (19) weds Helen Woodford

1929-04-17

Baseball great Babe Ruth (34) marries 2nd wife Claire Merritt Hodgson (31)

Babe Ruth - Notable Deaths

Babe RuthAug 16, 1948

Babe Ruth - Deaths
Date Event
1948-08-16

Babe Ruth, Baseball legend (NY Yankees), dies in NY at 53

1948-08-16

Babe Ruth, The Pride of the Yankees

1956-12-16

Ziggy Sears, The Babe Ruth Story

1988-11-09

Christy Walsh Jr., Babe Ruth: The Man, the Myth, the Legend

2001-09-17

Brother John Joseph Steren, Babe Ruth


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