Richard Benjamin Ferrell
Born: October 12, 1905, Durham, North Carolina
Died: July 27, 1995, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
St. Louis Browns (1929-1933, 1941-1943), Boston Red Sox (1933-1937), Washington Senators (1937-1941, 1944-1945, 1947)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1984
This Day in Baseball History
On May 25, 1935, Babe Ruth hits the final three home runs - numbers 712, 713 and 714 - of his brilliant career. Ruth, wrapping up his playing days with the Boston Braves, connects three times and adds a double in an 11-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ruth’s total of 714 career home runs will stand as the major league record until surpassed by Hank Aaron in 1974.