On July 11, 1914, 19-year-old – Babe Ruth makes his major league debut with the Boston Red Sox against the Cleveland Naps. Ruth pitches 7 innings, gives up 3 runs and 8 hits, he records the win as the starting pitcher when he leaves for a pinch-hitter Duffy Lewis in the bottom of the seventh. Lewis singled and scored the winning run Dutch Leonard strikes out four of the six batters he faces in relief. The final score of the game, 4-3.
Ruth will go on to appear in 4 games, starting 3 and had a record of 2-1. Ruth stuck out in his first plate appearance and will have only have 10 plate appearances for the 1914 season going 2-10 with a double. His first hit came during his 3rd start a complete game victory vs New York.