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.