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Babe Ruth 4 home run game... Pre season...

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April 19, 1919

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 19, 1919 

* Early Babe Ruth 
* 4 home run game 
* Boston Red Sox

The sport's section (page 14) has small one column headings: "Ruth, Long Distance Gun" "Boston's Infant Slugger Makes Four Home Runs in Baltimore" See image for first report coverage of a pre-season game in which Babe Ruth hit 4 home runs in six at-bats. Interesting he did this in his home town of Baltimore where his baseball career began. Was it this feat that made Ruth known as a big time home run threat ? This would be his final season with the Red Sox before being traded to the New York Yankees.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 24m pages, light toning, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.

Category: The 20th Century

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