On July 13, 1934, In front of 20,000 fans during the 3rd inning at Navin Field in Detroit, Babe Ruth slams the 700th home run of his career. The blast, which victimizes right-hander Tommy Bridges, helps the New York Yankees to a 4-2 win over the Detroit Tigers and puts the Bronx Bombers back into first place, but Lou Gehrig is helped off the field in the 1st inning with a severe bout of lumbago.