1921 (Taisho 10) Monday, June 13 Babe Ruth of the Yankees defeated the Tigers with the performance of winning pitcher, home run, and outfield defense. The three-sword record will be recreated 98 years later, on September 4, 2019, by Cincinnati Reds pitcher Michael Lorenzen in a game against the Philadelphia Phillies. In addition, 100 years later, the re-enactment of the record set by Babe Ruth on the same day as “the starting pitching of the most homerun player” will be the game between Otani Shohei and the Rangers on April 26 this year.
Two months have passed since the opening of the Major League this year, and one month is left until the end of the first half. It will be an “All-Star Game” soon. The selection of Otani is also expected. 100 years ago, when the Babe Ruth was playing, no Major League Baseball All-Star Game existed. The first-ever MLB All-Star Game was held on July 6, 1933 as a commemorative event of the Chicago Expo that year. The event was planned by the episode that a young baseball fan wrote to the local newspaper, The Chicago Tribune, saying “I want to see a showdown between Babe Ruth and Carl Owen Hubbell”.
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