Babe Ruth is #3 on the home run list behind Bonds and Aaron. However, 714 is one of those magic numbers for baseball fans like me. It was the Babe's career home run totals. 60 (later 61) and 714 were the big baseball numbers that we grew up hearing about.
Frankly, I never thought that anyone would catch Ruth's 714. At the same time, I cheered Aaron all the way, specially after he got to 700 and eventually passed Ruth.
Babe Ruth hit # 714 on this day in 1935. He was playing for the Boston Braves after being released by the Yankees. I am not even sure if he played another game for the Braves after hitting this homer. It's a shame that he didn't play his last game as a Yankee.
He died in 1948 from cancer.
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