On July 18, 1921 — At Navin Field in Detroit, Babe Ruth becomes the all-time home run leader when he hits his 139th career blast as a major leaguer. The Yankee slugger’s 36th homer of the season, a mammoth shot that travels over 575 feet, puts him ahead of Roger Connor, who connected for 138 round-trippers during his 18 years in the National League.

 

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