Friday, July 11, 2014

"Babe" Ruth Makes Good In First Game With Sox -- July 11, 2014

100 years ago today, on 11-July-1914, Babe Ruth made his major league debut with the Boston Red Sox.  He was the winning pitcher against the Cleveland Naps (Indians), although he did not throw a complete game, having been pulled for a pinch hitter in the seventh.  That's ironic. 

Ruth had been pitching for the Baltimore Orioles which then were a strong independent minor league team.  Competition from the Federal League forced them to sell some of their best players. 

Both items are from the 12-July-1914 Washington Times

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