On this date in History ... May 25, 1935:
At Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
Babe Ruth hits his 714th home run, a record for
career home runs that would stand for almost 40 years.
This was one of Ruth’s
last games, and the last home run of his career. During his career with the New York Yankees,
the team won 4 World Series & 7 American League pennants. After getting rid
of Ruth, the Red Sox did not win a World Series until 2004, an 85-year drought
known to Red Sox fans as "the Curse of the Bambino."
record for career home runs was not broken until Hank Aaron hit his 715th home
run on April 8, 1974, 39 years later.
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