On May 21, 1930, at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth slams three home runs consecutive home runs in the first game of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia A’s. Ruth will hit his 3rd home run in the 8th off future Hall of Famer, Lefty Grove.
Then batting against Jack Quinn in the 9th, Ruth decides to hit right-handed. After two strikes, he switches to lefty but strikes out.
Ruth was all of the New York offense in the 15-7 loss, driving in 6 runs. The Yankees were overcome by a 9 run rally by the A’s in the 7th inning.
Ruth will hit his 3rd home run in the 8th off future Hall of Famer, Lefty Grove. This is the first of two career three-homer games for the Babe.