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Post by sabrjay Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:04 pm

take from John Thorn's FB post...

On this date in 1919: Babe Ruth’s record-breaking 28th home run sailed over the right-field grandstand at the Polo Grounds, home at that time to both the Giants and the Yankees. It was reported in the New York Times of September 25, 1919 as the longest drive anyone in attendance had ever seen. “Several seasons ago Joe Jackson hit a home run over the top of the right field stand but the ball landed on the roof. Ruth’s bang yesterday cleared the stand by many yards and went over into the weeds in the next lot.” Jacob Ruppert noticed, and soon moved to buy him for his Yankees.

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