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He Gave Up Babe Ruth's Last Two Home Runs

On May 25, 1935, Babe Ruth hit three home runs in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. These home runs were the final home runs of his amazing career. The pitcher who gave Ruth his final two
homers on that day, numbers 713 and 714, was Guy Bush.

In this letter, written to a fan on May 21, 1966, Bush recalls his greatest personal moment and reveals his feeling about giving up The Babe's final blasts:

"I had a lot of big thrills in my 17 ½ years in the NATIONAL league. Should I pick out one it might be winning the opening game of the 1929 World Series in Phil. against (the) A’s. The American League had beat our league 10 straight in World Series play. I started and finished win(ning) 3-1.

I feel proud that Babe Ruth hit his last 2 Home Runs off of me – as he more or less made Base Ball what it is to-day. He was by far the greatest of all players."

 

Related links:

See a vintage photograph Guy Bush.

See the only known baseball signed by the pitcher – Jack Warhop – who gave up The Babe’s first home run of his career, on May 6, 1915.

Read a letter written by Tom Zachary, the pitcher who gave up another historic home run to Babe Ruth: his 60th of the 1927 season.

See the lifetime baseball pass of Charlie Root, the pitcher who gave up Babe Ruth’s “called shot” in the 1932 World Series.