On this Day in Sports History May 25
On this day in 1923, Ty Cobb broke Honus Wagner‘s record for most runs scored in a career with 1,741.
On this day in 1935, at Forbes Field, Babe Ruth hit the last three home runs of his career. He had been traded to the Boston Braves. They lost to the Pirates, 11-7. The last home run cleared the right field stands roofline, making him the first player to hit a ball out of Forbes Field. No one knows the exact distance the ball traveled, but everyone knows it was a monster home run. Forbes Field was built on a city block and had odd dimensions not unlike Fenway Park. At Forbes the right center field power alley measured 440 feet. People estimate Ruth’s last home run traveled well over 550 feet to clear the stadium roof line.
On this day in 1998, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Mark McGwire became the first player ever to hit 25 homers before June 1st.
On this day in 2002, Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Randy Johnson recorded his 3,509th career strikeout to pass Walter Johnson to seventh place on the all-time strikeout list.
On this day in 2014, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett threw a no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies.
On this day in 1975, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Washington Bullets to win the NBA Championship.
On this day in 2011, the Dallas Mavericks won the Western Conference Finals over the Oklahoma City Thunder, 100-96.
On this day in 1978, the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Boston Bruins to win the Stanley Cup.