On September 24, 1919 — With a blast that clears the roof of the Polo Grounds, Red Sox outfielder Babe Ruth ties the game in the top of the ninth in an eventual 2-1 loss to the Yankees that takes 13 innings to complete. The Bambino’s round-tripper, his 28th of the season, breaks the 19th century home run record established in 1894 by Ned Williamson of the NL’s Chicago White Stockings.

 


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