Title

Ruth's First

Keywords

Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Babe Ruth, Baseball

Introduction

A hundred years ago, Babe Ruth strode to the plate and cracked his first major league home run on May 5, 1915. Twenty years later he would hit No. 714, a milestone that would stand for generations. 712, 713, and 714 came in Pittsburgh a few weeks before his retirement, and 714 was the first ball ever hit over the roof of Forbes Field in right, and it came to rest in a small park across the street. It was the longest home run, some would say, of his career.

Publication Date

5-5-2015

Document Type

Commentary

Type

Text

Format

application/pdf

Source Title

Sport and Society for Arete

Language

English

Publication Version

Author's version

College

College of Arts and Humanities

Department

History

Creator (Linked Data)

Crepeau, Richard C., 1941- (VIAF)

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