This Day in History
Babe Ruth


Babe Ruth Hits 60th Home Run
September 1927

Babe Ruth was born in Baltimore, Maryland on February 6, 1895. He was sold to the New York Yankees, a team that had never won a pennant, in December 1919. With Ruth on the team, the Yankees went on to win 7 pennants and 4 World Series between 1920 and1933. When Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs in September 1927, he hit 14% of all home runs in his league that year. For a player to hit 14% of all home runs today, he would have to hit over 300 home runs in one season. Babe Ruth died on August 16, 1948 in New York City.





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