On August 16, 1927 — Babe Ruth, teeing off on a Tommy Thomas pitch, becomes the first player to homer over the roof of Comiskey Park. According to the Tribune, if that had been hit at Wrigley Field it would have threatened the life of Golfers at the Lincoln Park Course.
The Bambino’s blast helps power the Bronx Bombers past the White Sox at the Chicago southside ballpark, 8-1. Ruth’s 5th inning blast was his 37th on the season. Herb Pennock (12-7) wins his 12th and Thomas (14-12) drops his 12th on the season.
Murder’s row didn’t hit any other home runs, but Bob Meusel went 4-4, Lou Gehrig, Earl Combs, and Tony Lazerri all chipped in the 13 hit effort. The Yankees improve to an incredible 80 – 33 on the season.