Babe Ruth hits the longest walk-off triple
in Fenway Park history

BABE RUTH

 

ON THIS DATE (July 8, 1918) ... It's starting to seem now that Babe Ruth is the man of the hour almost every day. His mighty smash into the right field bleachers, in the 10th inning, drove Amos Strunk home with the winning and only run in the first game of yesterday's doubleheader.

The Indians won a 4-3 decision in the second game on a wild pitch, scoring Bill Wambsganss, who had tripled with two outs in the final inning. That second game was lost by the Red Sox but all everybody and his friend was discussing, was the mighty wallop that the big Babe lashed in the first game.

Under any other conditions, it would've been his 12th homer of the season, and longest ever hit at Fenway Park, but all the Babe was able to get was a triple, on the blow which landed more than two thirds of the way up the right field bleachers, because Amos Strunk was on first base at the time.  Babe seemed perfectly satisfied inasmuch as the crack won the ballgame. Babe hit two safeties in their first game, but when hitless in the second game.

(Under 1918 rules the homer was a triple ... going 2/3 of the way up the bleachers could have meant it went further than Ted Williams' record clout ... we'll never know)

 

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W-Sam Jones (7-3)
L-Stan Coveleski (11-10)
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3B-Ruth (Bost), Scott (Bost)