This Day in Braves History: Babe Ruth hits final three homers of his career

Braves Franchise History

1935 – Babe Ruth hits the final three home runs of his career for the Boston Braves in an 11-7 loss to the Pirates.

2007 – Jamie Moyer beats the Braves for the first time in 20 years and two days which breaks Mike Morgan’s record for the longest stretch between victories against a team in Major League history.

MLB History

1922 – Babe Ruth throws dirt in the face of umpire George Hildebrand after he was called out while trying to stretch a single into a double. Ruth is ejected and then goes after a fan. He will receive a $500 fine and will be suspended for one game.

1951 – Willie Mays makes his major league debut for the New York Giants while going 0-for-5 at the plate.

1953 – Al Kiner hits his 300th career home run becoming the 12th player to reach that mark.

1964 – Ground is broken on a new stadium for the St. Louis Cardinals which is expected to be ready in time for the 1966 season.

1982 – Ferguson Jenkins strikes out Garry Templeton to record the 3,000th strikeout of his career. Jenkins is the seventh player to ever reach that mark.

1989 – The Seattle Mariners acquire Brian Holman, Gene Harris and Randy Johnson from the Montreal Expos in exchange for Mark Langston and Mike Campbell.


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