DiMaggio also shares a modern major league record for having the most triples, which was three in a single game on August, 27, 1938, during the first game of the Yankees’ season (Kindred 25). DiMaggio was also the very first baseball player to be worth $100,000 (Kindred 27). Works Cited Kindred, Dave. “Joe DiMaggio.” Sporting News 223.12 (1999): 24. Middle Search Plus.
Matthias pushed Ruth to be a right-handed catcher since there was no left-handed catcher’s mitt. George Herman’s professional career started in 1914 when the Boston Red Sox picked him up as a left-handed pitcher. After 158 games, Ruth had a pitching record of 89-46 and had 3 World Series wins and no losses. When Ruth’s pitching career ended, he had a 2.28 earned run average and was just getting started with his all time hitting career. Babe Ruth set many hitting records in his 22 years of baseball.
Babe Ruth is credited with the invention of the modern baseball bat. He was the first player to order a bat with a knob on the end of the handle. Louisville Slugger produced the bat which he hit 29 home runs in 1919. Babe Ruth was one of only two people (Reggie Jackson being the other) to ever hit three home runs in a World Series game and is the only one to do it twice (1926& 1928). Babe Ruth and Ralph Kiner ranked first and second respectively as the outfielders with the highest average home runs per at-bat.
Statistically, he has the all-time 762 MLB home run record, including 73 single-season record set in 2001. Bonds also holds the 2,558 walks and 688 intentional walks. Barry Bonds: Career Batting and Field Statistics: ESPN tallied record covering each active year Barry Bonds played for the MLB. Barry Bonds: Biography and Career Statistics: The Major League Baseball authoritative resource guide to the career statistics and biography of world-famous baseball player Barry Bonds. Should Teams Walk Barry?
In 1926 he led the league with 20 triples. He was the first American Leaguer to hit four home runs in a game. In 1927, Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth and the rest of the New York Yankees won the World Series. Gehrig was named American League MVP twice in 1927 and 1936. Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth dominated the baseball scene.
Baseball is played on a diamond shaped field that has four bases, (First Base), (Second Base), (Third Base), (Home Plate). Baseball was founded in 1749, it was known as Bass-Ball, it was founded by David Block. Modern day baseball was founded in 1845 by Alexander Cartwright. This sport has been played for over 100 years and is still played today, it takes very talented baseball players to make it to the MLB. Baseball today consist of 162 games over a six month period.
In 1920 Babe hit a record of fifty-four home runs in one season. Babe hit three home run hits in one world series game in 1926 , and in 1927 he hit sixty home runs. In 1936 George Herman Ruth Jr. was chosen for the baseball Hall OF Fame, and he hit the last home run in major-league baseball game , and babe ruth visits Japan to promote baseball in the year of 1934 and he then retired from baseball. Despite what Babe Ruth did 60 years ago, Babe Ruth is still remembered as (?) Babe Ruth was one of the greatest baseball players.
An injury sliding into second to break up a double play caused him to miss 17 games. However, Roger still finished the season first in RBI's with 112, second in home runs with 39 (one behind Mickey Mantle who led the majors with 40), won the Gold Glove Award, and was named the American League's Most Valuable Player. He also hit 2 World Series home runs, but it would be for the following year that he would be most remembered. In 1961, Roger and teammate Mickey Mantle received national attention as they chased the single season home run record of 60 set by Babe Ruth in 1927.
The Cy Young award is given annually to the League’s best pitcher. In 2003 he won the 300th game of his career. He is only one of four MLB pitchers in all time to pass the 4,000 strikeout mark. Roger Clemens started his dominance of baseball in 1981 at San Jacinto junior college. That year he compiled a 9-2 record and was drafted by the New York Mets.
J.T. Snow of San Francisco, Brian Hunter of Philadelphia, Jason Giambi of Oakland, and Los Angeles' Adrian Beltre and Shawn Green connected with the bases loaded earlier in the day, bettering the record set last Aug. 9. It was the first time the Dodgers had two grand slams in a game since Aug. 23, 1985, when Pedro Guerrero and Mariano Duncan did it against Montreal. The Brooklyn Dodgers also had two slams in a game in 1901 in Cincinnati. "It is exciting to be a part of history," Green said.