BABE RUTH’S FIRST HOME RUN AS A YANKEE!
The Galveston Daily News
May 2, 1920
Sports page headline: “BABE RUTH HITS OUT FIRST 1920 HOME RUN.”As the Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 6-0, the account reports, “Ruth hit his first home run in a New York uniform in a championship game.” He went 2 for 4 against the Sox this day. The story contains the complete box score of the game. It’s interesting that a Texas newspaper would pay so much attention, but Babe Ruth was starting to become a national superstar! In 1920, Ruth went on to shatter the existing record by clubbing 54 round trippers in a single season! This was his first historic HR as a Yankee.
Complete newspaper. Usual browning, but very nice as it had been stored flat in a bound volume by a major institution. For the Yankee fan!