This Day in Babe Ruth History: September 30th

On September 30, 1927, Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run of the 1927 season, breaking his own record of 59 set in 1921.  Babe’s 60 home runs established a record that would stand for 34 years until Yankee Roger Maris hit 61 in 1961.  Many consider 1927 Babe’s most important season due to his home run milestone, as well as the fact the Yankees that season (who were known as “Murderers Row” for the damage they did to opposing pitchers) are considered one of the most, if not the most, dominant baseball teams in history.   As strong as Ruth was in 1927, however, it’s clear in looking at the stats that he was even better in 1921:

1927:  60 home runs, .356 AVG, 164 RBI, 192 hits, .772 SLG and .476 OB%

1921: 59 home runs, .378 AVG, 171 RBI, 204 hits, .846 SLG and .509 OB%

It’s amazing to think as good a season as Babe had in 1927, he actually had one better.  The guy was amazing!  To learn more about Babe’s impressive statistics, check out our statistics section.

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