The Curse of the Home Run Record

On September 30, 1927 -- in front of an estimated 8,000 fans at Yankee Stadium -- Babe Ruth came to the plate with his Yankees and the Washington Senators tied 2-2. Yankees shortstop Mark Koenig -- the only one of the top four in that Yankees lineup NOT in the Hall of Fame -- tripled, so all Ruth needed to do was crack a little single to give Yankees the lead.

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