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June 13, 1921: Long before Michael Lorenzen, there was Babe Ruth

null null Reds right-hander Michael Lorenzen wasn't too impressed that he matched a feat Babe Ruth accomplished 98 ye夜网论坛ars ago. We'll make it a big deal for him.On June 13, 1921, Ruth, playing for the Yankees vs. the Tigers at the Polo Grounds, was the starting and winning pitcher, hit two home runs and finished the game as New York's center fielder. No one else had gotten a win, homered and played in the field in the same game until Lorenzen did it Wednesday. He earned the W in relief, went deep in his only at-bat and played the ninth inning in center field at Great American Ball Park. RIVERA: What if baseball were . . . football? Sporting News, being part of baseball history, wanted to relive Ruth's historic afternoon through the box score of the game. This is what stood out the most in TSN's nearly century-old recap: (Sporting News) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/d4/76/sn-boxscore1921jpg_cq9bl73cmnhs1evwtwo853aye.jpg?t=30545197&w=500&quality=80 1. The Bambino was on his way to breaking the single-season home run record (54) he had set the previous year. He finished the '21 season with 59. Ruth was also just weeks away from becoming baseball's all-time home run king. He passed Roger Connor in midseason (the exact number has changed over the decades with more resea[......]

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