9/30 – This Day In Babe Ruth History

9/30 – This Day In Babe Ruth History

On September 30th, 1927, Babe Ruth established a new record for home runs in a season with 60, against Washington Senators pitcher Tom Zachary. Ruth had set single season records prior to that of 59 (1921), 54 (1920) and 29 (1919). Ruth’s single season record of 60 home runs lasted for 34 years until Yankee Roger Maris broke the record in 1961. Visit BRC to see a tribute piece that was given to the Ruth family which records the date and pitcher of each home run Babe Ruth hit that year.