Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Seventy-Nine Years Ago The Babe Came Back

On this date in 1935, George Herman Ruth came back to Boston—signing with the Braves. After being released by The Evil Ones, the Babe embarked on his final year wearing a Boston uniform. He hit his last six home runs as a Brave—clouting three (including his 714th) in one game in May. That final blast is said to be the longest home run ever hit in Pittsburgh's Forbes Field. He hung up his spikes about a week later. He only hit 55 HRs wearing any type of Boston laundry, but his pitching exploits here were legendary. In fact, it wasn't until 1961 that Whitey Ford broke his World Series consecutive scoreless innings streak. So this is the day—nearly eight decades ago— that The Babe came home.