He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on February 6, 1895. He died on August 16, 1948. He batted left and threw left. He was 6’2″ and sometimes weighed 215. He was the Bambino and yes, for one not so glorious year, he was a Boston Brave.
In 1935, in an interesting scheme with the NY Yankees, Babe Ruth came back to Boston, this time as a Brave. It only lasted 2 months. In a not so memorable 2 months, he did have a shining day on May 25th.
The Braves were playing at Pittsburgh. Forbes Field was fairly spacious. Babe homered in the first inning, the third and seventh. The one in the seventh would be his last, a number that stands out in baseball history as number 714.
That last one was the first homer to ever clear the two-tiered grandstand roof in right field at Forbes. They measured the distance to be about 600 feet. This was only the second time in Babe’s career that he hit three home runs in a game.
The Braves lost 11-7.