This day in baseball: Ruth’s debut

Babe Ruth made his major league debut on July 11, 1914, taking the mound for the Red Sox against the Indians.  The Boston Red Sox just purchased nineteen-year-old Ruth’s contract the day before from the Baltimore Orioles.  He pitched seven innings in the game to lead the Sox to a 4-3 victory.

Babe Ruth pitching for Boston, c. 1914-1919 (public domain/Wikimedia Commons)

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