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Watch: Babe Ruth's Called Home Run in the 1932 World Series

Babe Ruth was one hell of a ball player. The 1932 World Series was a four-game sweep by the American League champion New York Yankees over the National League champion Chicago Cubs. In his 10th and final World Series, Babe Ruth's called shot home run has become a legend that's still remembered 80+ years later. His famous hit occurred during the fifth inning of Game 3 of the World Series. The story says that Ruth pointed to the center field bleachers, predicting that he'd smash a home run where he pointed... and he did just that! Ruth clobbered the ball about 500'...

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Joe DiMaggio Hit Three Consecutive Home Runs on May 23, 1948

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Joe DiMaggio Hit Three Consecutive Home Runs on May 23, 1948

On May 23, 1948, Joe DiMaggio hit three consecutive home runs at Municipal Stadium, home of the Cleveland Indians. That day, 78,431 fans came out to watch the match up between the Yankees and Indians. Unfortunately for the home team, New York won the game with a final score of 6-5. During DiMaggio’s first at bat, he hit a single and during his second opportunity at the plate, he smashed his first homer of the game. He’d knock another ball over the fence in the sixth inning and capped his performance off with a final home run in the eighth inning...

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Major League Baseball Pitcher David Wells Was Born on May 20, 1963

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Major League Baseball Pitcher David Wells Was Born on May 20, 1963

(Image: Flickr) On May 20, 1963, Major League Baseball pitcher David Wells, aka “Boomer”, was born in Torrance, California. Wells is considered to be one of the game’s greatest left-handed pitchers. As a pitcher, he is best known for his time with the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees. While playing for the Yankees, Wells pitched the 15th perfect game in baseball history on May 17, 1998. Included in his 2003 autobiography, Wells revealed that he pitched his perfect game "half-drunk, with bloodshot eyes, monster breath, and a raging, skull-rattling hangover.” He apparently went to bed at 5:00 a.m. the...

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David Wells of the New York Yankees Pitched a Perfect Game on May 17, 1998

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David Wells of the New York Yankees Pitched a Perfect Game on May 17, 1998

On May 17, 1998, David Wells, pitcher for the New York Yankees, reached the pinnacle of his 21-year MLB career by now allowing a single Minnesota Twins player to get on base. That night, Wells completed the 15th perfect game in professional baseball history. During his career, Wells had played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers, Cincinnati Reds and Baltimore Orioles before taking the mound for the Yankees. He was considered a consolation prize after the team failed to sign Roger Clemens. After a disappointing 1-4 start to the 1998 season, the Yankees were sitting at 27-9 entering the...

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Mickey Mantle Hit Three Consecutive Home Runs on May 13, 1955

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Mickey Mantle Hit Three Consecutive Home Runs on May 13, 1955

On May 13, 1955, New York Yankees center fielder and first baseman Mickey Mantle hit three consecutive home runs during a single game. No Yankee had hit three homers in a game for almost five years until Mantle ended the drought in 1955 during a game against the Detroit Tigers. Mantle was responsible for driving home all Yankee runs in their 5-2 victory over the Tigers. Mantle hit all of his homers into the center field bleachers and hit the first two from the left side of the plate and the third as a righty. What a nightmare he was for...

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