Robin Evan Roberts
Born: September 30, 1926, Springfield, Illinois
Died: May 6, 2010, Temple Terrace, Florida
Philadelphia Phillies (1948-1961), Baltimore Orioles (1962-1965), Houston Astros (1965-1966), Chicago Cubs (1966)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1976
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.