Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Babe Ruth, Baseball
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.
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Crepeau, Richard C., "Ruth's First" (2015). On Sport and Society. 24.