On October 15, 1928 Six days after winning the World Series two of baseball’s most famous players — the Yankees’ Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig — arrived at Ottawa’s Union Station as part of a 21-game barnstorming tour across North America. They took a suite at the Château Laurier and later played an exhibition game at Dupuis Park in Hull before more than 3,000 fans. Ruth, the papers reported, was mobbed but ever charming. Together, the pair — the heart of New York’s Murderers’ Row — had hit 81 home runs that season