On May 25, 1935, At Forbes Field, Babe Ruth records just his second 3 homerun game. Ironically, they were the last homeruns of his brilliant career. Ruth, wrapping up his playing days with the Boston Braves, adds a double to his 3 long balls in an 11-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ruth’s 714th homerun was hit clear out of Forbes Field, this was the first ball hit out of Forbes in the ball parks history. Ruth will retire 8 days later. Ruth’s total of 714 career home runs will stand as the major league record until surpassed by Hank Aaron in 1974.

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Pittsburgh Pirates 11, Boston Braves 7

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Game Played on Saturday, May 25, 1935 (D) at Forbes Field

BOS N    2  0  2    0  1  0    2  0  0  -   7 13  1
PIT N    0  0  0    4  3  0    3  1  x  -  11 14  0

BOX+PBP
WP: Hoyt (3-5)
LP: Cantwell (1-5)
HR: Ruth 3 (6), Young (1)

Play by Play

BRAVES 1ST: Urbanski walked; Mallon out on a sacrifice bunt
(third to second) [Urbanski to second]; Ruth homered [Urbanski
scored]; Berger singled to shortstop; Moore singled to right
[Berger to third]; BUSH REPLACED LUCAS (PITCHING); Lee grounded
into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Moore out at
second]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 2, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 1ST: L. Waner reached on an error by Mallon; Jensen
singled to left [L. Waner to second]; P. Waner singled to
pitcher [L. Waner to third, Jensen to second]; Vaughan forced L.
Waner (second to catcher) [Jensen to third, P. Waner to second];
Young grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first)
[Vaughan out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 2,
Pirates 0.

BRAVES 2ND: Coscarart grounded out (second to first); Spohrer
flied out to right; Betts popped to second in foul territory; 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 2ND: Suhr grounded out (pitcher to first); Thevenow
grounded out (second to first); Grace flied out to right; 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 2, Pirates 0.

BRAVES 3RD: Urbanski walked; Mallon forced Urbanski (pitcher to
shortstop); Ruth homered [Mallon scored]; Berger grounded out
(third to first); Moore grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 1
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 4, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 3RD: Bush flied out to center; L. Waner struck out;
Jensen flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 4,
Pirates 0.

BRAVES 4TH: Lee grounded out (pitcher to first); Coscarart
singled; Spohrer grounded out (third to first) [Coscarart to
second]; Betts flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves
4, Pirates 0.

PIRATES 4TH: P. Waner singled; Vaughan walked [P. Waner to
second]; Young popped to catcher; Suhr singled to right [P.
Waner scored, Vaughan to second]; Thevenow tripled to center
[Vaughan scored, Suhr scored]; Grace flied out to center
[Thevenow scored]; Bush flied out to center; 4 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Braves 4, Pirates 4.

BRAVES 5TH: Urbanski popped to catcher in foul territory; Mallon
doubled; Ruth singled to left [Mallon scored]; Berger singled
[Ruth to third, Berger to second (on throw)]; Moore walked; Lee
popped to first; Coscarart grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 3
H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Braves 5, Pirates 4.

PIRATES 5TH: L. Waner singled; On a bunt Jensen singled to third
[L. Waner to second]; P. Waner popped to second; Vaughan popped
to shortstop; Young hit an inside the park homer to center [L.
Waner scored, Jensen scored]; Suhr tripled to right; CANTWELL
REPLACED BETTS (PITCHING); Thevenow flied out to center; 3 R, 4
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 5, Pirates 7.

BRAVES 6TH: Spohrer flied out to center; Cantwell grounded out
(pitcher to first); Urbanski flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Braves 5, Pirates 7.

PIRATES 6TH: Grace flied out to left; Bush lined to right; L.
Waner tripled to right; Jensen flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Braves 5, Pirates 7.

BRAVES 7TH: Mallon flied out to left; Ruth homered; Babe
Ruth's final homer, over the RF roof, estimated at 500 feet;
Berger singled; Moore singled [Berger to third]; HOYT REPLACED
BUSH (PITCHING); Lee flied out to center [Berger scored];
Coscarart singled [Moore to second]; Spohrer flied out to
center; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Braves 7, Pirates 7.

PIRATES 7TH: MOWRY REPLACED RUTH (PLAYING RF); P. Waner walked;
Vaughan singled [P. Waner to second]; Young out on a sacrifice
bunt (third to second) [P. Waner to third, Vaughan to second];
Suhr was walked intentionally; Thevenow doubled [P. Waner
scored, Vaughan scored, Suhr scored]; Grace grounded out (second
to first); Hoyt grounded out (pitcher to second to first); 3 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Braves 7, Pirates 10.

BRAVES 8TH: WHITNEY BATTED FOR CANTWELL; Whitney struck out;
Urbanski flied to right in foul territory; Mallon grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 7, Pirates 10.

PIRATES 8TH: BENTON REPLACED WHITNEY (PITCHING); L. Waner
singled; Jensen out on a sacrifice bunt (third to first) [L.
Waner to second]; P. Waner flied out to left; Vaughan singled to
left [L. Waner scored, Vaughan out at second (left to second)];
1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Braves 7, Pirates 11.

BRAVES 9TH: Mowry singled; Berger struck out; Moore forced Mowry
(shortstop to second); Lee flied out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Braves 7, Pirates 11.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Braves           7  13   1    8
 Pirates         11  14   0    5