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Babe Ruth Debut

1914

BOSTON, MA, July 11--Babe Ruth picked up the victory in his major league debut on July 11, 1914. He would appear in a total of five games for the Red Sox in 1914, pitching in a four of them. The Red Sox had many star players in 1914, so Ruth was soon optioned to the minor league Providence Grays of Providence, Rhode Island, for most of the remaining season.
Additional Info
Boston Red Sox 4, Cleveland Naps 3
CLEVELANDABRHPOAE
Graney, lf412410
Turner, 3b300140
Joe Jackson, rf402100
Lajoie, 2b400000
Kirke, 1b412611
Chapman, ss411410
Leibold, cf200200
O'Neill, c301622
Mitchell, p300001
Totals31382494
BOSTONABRHPOAE
Henriksen, lf400000
Leonard, p000010
Scott, ss411230
Speaker, cf411311
Gardner, 3b413140
Janvrin, 1b3011520
Rehg, rf400000
Yerkes, 2b210050
Carrigan, c201600
Ruth, p200030
Lewis, ph101000
Totals304827191
Cleveland000100200 - 3
Boston10020010x - 4
Three base hits- Gardner. Sacrifice hits- Turner, Leibold, Janvrin. Stolen bases- Speaker, Yerkes. Double plays- Scott, Janvrin; First base on balls-Off Mitchell 2. Struck out-By Mitchell 5, by Ruth 1, by Leonard 4. Hits-Off Mitchell 8 in 8 innings, off Ruth 8 in 7 innings. Umpires-Connolly, O'Loughlin. Time of game-1:33.

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