Predictions About The Future That Failed
Saturday, Jan 4, 2014, 1:27 pm
By: Tony Williams
#12 Dumb Idea To Switch Pitching Hand Of Babe Ruth
In 1919, baseball hall of famer, Tris Speaker, said, "taking the best left handed pitcher in baseball and converting him into a right fielder is one of the dumbest things I ever heard." Boy was he ever wrong. Babe Ruth was the first player to hit sixty home runs in one season in 1927, hitting 714 home runs by the time he retired in 1935, a record only broken by Hank Aaron 39 years later, in 1974.