This day in baseball: World Series slams

The first World Series grand slam came on October 10, 1920 when Elmer Smith of the Indians belted a bases-loaded homer against the Brooklyn Dodgers.  In the same game, Indians pitcher Jim Bagby hit the first World Series homer by a pitcher.  Cleveland won the game, 8-1.

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Elmer Smith (Library of Congress)


This day in baseball: The home run king takes his throne

On June 10, 1921, Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees jacked his 120th career home run while facing Indians pitcher Jim Bagby.  With this homer, Ruth became baseball’s all-time career home run leader — a position he would hold until 1974, when Hank Aaron hit his 715th round tripper.

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New York Post