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Babe Ruth
George Herman Ruth, Jr. , best known as "Babe" Ruth and nicknamed "the Bambino" and "the Sultan of Swat", was an American Major League baseball player from 1914–1935...
Timeline of Events
1914
7.11.1914
Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major league baseball.
1917
6.23.1917
In a game against the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching the umpire.
1919
12.26.1919
Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox is sold to the New York Yankees by owner Harry Frazee.
1923
4.18.1923
Yankee Stadium, "The House that Ruth Built," opens.
1927
9.30.1927
Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season.
1929
8.11.1929
Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.
1974
4.8.1974
at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Hank Aaron hits his 715th career home run to surpass Babe Ruth's 39-year-old record.