On August 11, 1929 New York Yankee Babe Ruth was the first ever player in Major League Baseball history to hit 500 home runs. The game took place in Cleveland, OH at League Park VI. The pitcher that gave up this historic home run was Willis Hudlin of the Cleveland Indians. Ruth went 2-4 with 2 runs and 1 RBI. The Yankees would end up losing the game by a score of 6-5.
Babe Ruth ended his career with 714 home runs when he retired in 1935. His record would stand until Hank Aaron hit his 715th career home run in 1974. Aaron (755) and the current career home run leader Barry Bonds (762) are the only players to surpass Ruth’s record.
In the history of baseball only twenty-five men have hit 500 or more home runs in their career. Fifteen of those players are in the Baseball Hall Of Fame. The last player to reach this milestone was Gary Sheffield on April 17, 2009.
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Every week we take the time to share with you our top 3 stories from the College Football world. This week was however a special one, with an incredible game. More so there was an incredible performance by one of footballs greatest rising stars. Due to this great performance, I feel that it overshadowed every thing else that took place this weekend in College Football. So 2centsworthofsports.com brings you the top story of the weekend, hope you enjoy it.
Geno Smith Has A Heisman Worthy Performance
WVU QB Sensation Geno Smith
On Saturday #5 West Virginia hosted #25 Baylor, it would end up being the most entertaining game of the weekend. Both teams combined for 133 points, West Virginia won the game 70-63. Defense was almost all but gone from the stadium. Both teams had players with video game level stats. The most notable was WV QB Geno Smith. Smith 45 for 51 passing with 656 yards passing, 31 yards rushing, threw for 8 touchdowns and had no interceptions. Smith set the school record for passing yards and touchdowns in a single game. Smith was already a contender for the Heisman Trophy but cemented his position even further on this day. The West Virginia Mountaineers are ready to compete for the National Championship this year. They are so good that the only team that could stop them would be themselves. Keep an eye out for Geno Smith and WVU this season.
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