Ruth Takes the Hill

Podcast Highlights

Date of Event: June 1, 1920

On June 1, 1920, Yankees Manager, Miller Huggins, had a novel thought—why not send the big fella, Babe Ruth, back out to the mound. Ruth had worked 17 games on the mound for the Red Sox in 1919, but he was mostly an outfielder, and for New York, he had only been an outfielder. The Babe ended up pitching four innings, giving up 4 runs, 2 earned, walking 2, and striking out 3. It was his last pitch stint of the season, and he was credited the win.