Ruth's Called Shot
"The ball is going, going, going, high into the center field stands...and it is a home run!"
Oct. 1, 1932, Game 3 of the World Series, Wrigley Field, Chicago
Babe Ruth hit a Home Run in the first to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead, but the Cubs had tied it in the 4th.
In the 5th inning of Game 5 of the World Series, the Cubs were riding Ruth and the Yankees from the bench. Ruth took a quick two strikes amid even louder razzing from the Cubs.
Some say the Babe was pointing to the Cubs dugout; some say he was pointing to Root. Eyewitness accounts differ, but most say that he pointed to the Center Field bleachers before the 0-2 pitch.
Ruth hit Root's 0-2 curveball at least 440 feet to the deepest part of Center Field, near the flagpole, and the legend of the "Called Shot" was born.