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Babe Ruth's First Victim

On May 6, 1915, a rookie named Babe Ruth hit the first of what was to be a record 714 home runs, electrifying the baseball world. Jack Warhop was the man who surrendered the Babe's first home run. This ball, signed by Warhop, is a rare single signed baseball. Incidentally, only 5000 people witnessed Ruth's 1st home run that day. Do you think any one of them had an inkling of what they were seeing?


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Read a letter written by Tom Zachary, the pitcher who gave up another historic home run to Babe Ruth...his 60th of the 1927 season.

See the lifetime baseball pass of Charlie Root, the pitcher who gave up Babe Ruth’s “called shot” in the 1932 World Series.