1932 HEADLINE: Babe Ruth Calls His Shot!!!
On this day in 1932, one of baseball’s greatest stories was written.
Here is a condensed version of the story as brought to you by Wikipedia:
“Babe Ruth’s called shot was the home run hit by Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the 1932 World Series, held on October 1, 1932 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. During the at-bat, Ruth made a pointing gesture, which existing film confirms, but the exact nature of his gesture is ambiguous. Although neither fully confirmed nor refuted, the story goes that Ruth pointed to the center field bleachers during the at-bat. It was allegedly a declaration that he would hit a home run to this part of the park. On the next pitch, Ruth hit a home run to center field.”
And the result of that? An 80+ year old baseball legend that is still fondly talked about today.
Happy Anniversary Babe!!!