Babe Ruth’s First Professional Home Run – 2014 Heritage Award

On the night of September 5, 1914, the Providence Greys visited Hanlan’s Point Stadium to play the Toronto Maple Leafs’ minor league baseball team. The Greys’ starting 19-year-old starting pitcher threw a one-hitter. He also knocked a three-run homer over the right field fence. Nobody knew that young George Herman “Babe” Ruth would go on to hit a record 714 major league home runs. And it all started on a September night on Toronto’s Centre Island, where Babe hit his first professional 4-bagger.