July 5, 1919 in History
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Red Sox Babe Ruth hits 2 home runs in a game for his 1st of 72 times




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Babe Ruth History:
October 8, 1961 - Whitey Ford breaks Babe Ruth's World Series record of 29 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings, running his streak to 32
July 18, 1961 - Commissioner Ford Frick rules Babe Ruth's record of 60 home runs in 154-game sched in 1927, must be broken in 1st 154 of 162 games
April 19, 1949 - Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth
August 16, 1948 - Babe Ruth, Baseball legend (New York Yankees), dies in New York at 53
July 26, 1948 - "Babe Ruth Story," premieres, Babe Ruth's last public appearance
June 13, 1948 - Babe Ruth's final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies Aug 16th
April 27, 1947 - Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium and through out United States
November 2, 1938 - Babe Ruth applies for job of St. Louis Browns' manager
June 18, 1938 - Babe Ruth is signed as a Dodgers coach for the rest of the season
March 25, 1937 - It's revealed Quaker Oats pays Babe Ruth $25,000 per year for ads
March 9, 1936 - Babe Ruth turns down Reds to make a comeback as a player
August 12, 1935 - Babe Ruth's final game at Fenway Park, 41,766 on hand
June 2, 1935 - Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player
May 31, 1935 - Babe Ruth grounds out in his final at bat
May 30, 1935 - Babe Ruth's final game, goes hitless for Braves against Phillies
May 25, 1935 - Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs. Pirates
April 16, 1935 - Babe Ruth's 1st NL game, for Boston Braves, included a home run
February 26, 1935 - New York Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves
November 2, 1934 - Babe Ruth tours Tokyo Japan
September 30, 1934 - Babe Ruth's final game as a Yankee, goes 0 for 3
September 24, 1934 - 2500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium
August 10, 1934 - Babe Ruth announces this is his final season as full time player
July 17, 1934 - Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland
July 13, 1934 - Babe Ruth hits home run number 700, against Detroit
January 15, 1934 - Babe Ruth signs a 1934 contract for $35,000 ($17,000 cut)
December 29, 1933 - Yankees refuses to release Babe Ruth so he can manage the Cincinnati Reds
October 1, 1932 - World Series moves to Chicago, In 5th inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes, points and hits next pitch into center field bleachers
September 28, 1932 - New York Yankees win World Series The winning pitcher is Babe Ruth beating Red Sox 9-3
August 21, 1931 - Babe Ruth hits his 600th home run, off George Blaeholder of Browns
May 21, 1930 - New York Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers
March 8, 1930 - Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with New York Yankee General Manager Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts "No one will ever be paid more than Ruth"
August 11, 1929 - Babe Ruth becomes 1st to hit 500 homers off Willis Hudlin of Cleveland
August 1, 1928 - Babe Ruth hits home run number 42 and is 4 weeks ahead of his 1927 pace
September 30, 1927 - Babe Ruth hits record setting 60th home run, off Tom Zachary
September 29, 1927 - Babe Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games
September 20, 1927 - New York Yankee Babe Ruth hits record 60th home run of season off Tom Zachry
September 11, 1927 - Babe Ruth hits 50th of 60 homers
August 22, 1927 - Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers
July 12, 1927 - Babe Ruth hits 30th of 60 home runs
June 11, 1927 - Babe Ruth hits 19th and 20th of 60 home runs
April 15, 1927 - Babe Ruth hits 1st of 60 home runs of season (off A's Howard Ehmke)
March 2, 1927 - Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player ($70,000 per year)
October 6, 1926 - Babe Ruth hits 3 home runs in a World Series game, Yankees beat Cards 10-5
August 29, 1925 - After a night on the town, Babe Ruth shows up late for batting practice Miller Huggins suspends Ruth and slaps a $5,000 fine on him
May 26, 1925 - Babe Ruth is finally out of bed, 5 weeks after ulcer surgery
April 17, 1925 - New York Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery
April 9, 1925 - Babe Ruth rushed to hospital
April 5, 1925 - Yankees whip Dodgers in exhibition 16-9 but Babe Ruth collapses in North Carolina due to an ulcer
October 23, 1923 - Babe Ruth makes a postseason exhibition appearance in a Giants uniform
October 11, 1923 - Babe Ruth hits 2 home runs in a World Series game
August 30, 1922 - Babe Ruth is thrown out of a game for 5th time in 1922
May 25, 1922 - Babe Ruth suspended 1 day and fined $200 for throwing dirt on an ump
March 6, 1922 - Babe Ruth signs 3 years at $52,000 a year New York Yankee contract
October 9, 1921 - Babe Ruth's 1st World Series homer; only Sunday game ever pitched by Carl Mays
October 2, 1921 - New York Yankee Babe Ruth hits then record 59th home run
August 28, 1921 - Babe Ruth starts streak of an extra-base hit in 9 straight games
July 12, 1921 - Babe Ruth sets record of 137 career home runs
June 13, 1921 - Yankees' pitcher Babe Ruth hits 2 home runs beating Tigers 11-8
June 10, 1921 - Babe Ruth becomes all time home run champ with number 120, Gavvy Cravath
June 8, 1921 - Babe Ruth arrested for speeding, fined $100, and held in jail until 4 PM
September 29, 1920 - Babe Ruth sets then home run season record at 54
May 1, 1920 - Babe Ruth's 1st Yankee home run and 50th of career, out of Polo Grounds
January 5, 1920 - Boston Red Sox sell Babe Ruth to New York Yankees
January 5, 1920 - New York Yankees announce purchase of Babe Ruth
January 3, 1920 - New York Yankees purchase Babe Ruth from Red Sox for $125,000
December 26, 1919 - Yankees and Red Sox reach agreement on transfer of Babe Ruth
September 27, 1919 - Babe Ruth's 29th home run is 1st of year in Washington (1st in every park in league in one season)
September 24, 1919 - Babe Ruth sets season homer mark at 28 off of Yankee Bob Shawkey
September 20, 1919 - Babe Ruth ties Ned Williamson's major league mark of 27 home runs
September 8, 1919 - Babe Ruth hits his 26th home run off Jack Quinn in New York, breaking Buck Freeman's 1899 home run mark of 25
July 8, 1918 - Babe Ruth's blast over the fence in Fenway scores Amos Strunk, the Red Sox win 1-0 over Cleveland, prevailing rules reduce Babe's Hhome runR to a triple
May 7, 1917 - Red Sox Babe Ruth beats Washington Senator Walter Johnson, 1-0
April 11, 1917 - Babe Ruth beats New York Yankees, pitching 3-hit 10-3 win for Red Sox
October 9, 1916 - Babe Ruth begins 29 2/3 scoreless World Series innings
October 9, 1916 - Babe Ruth pitches and wins longest WS game (14 innings) 2-1
May 6, 1915 - Red Sox Babe Ruth pitching debut and 1st home run, loses to Yankees 4-3 in 15
July 12, 1914 - Babe Ruth makes his baseball debut, pitches for Red Sox
July 11, 1914 - Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleveland 4-3
July 10, 1914 - Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from Baltimore Orioles
April 22, 1914 - Babe Ruth's 1st professional game (as a pitcher) is a 6-hit 6-0 win
February 6, 1895 - Babe Ruth, American Athlete, baseball legend


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