The most unusual moment of birthday boy Babe Ruth’s larger-than-life career may have occurred at Comiskey Park.
This moment didn’t involve a home run, a called shot or even … a glove!
On Aug. 20, 1923 Babe’s powerhouse Yankees were doing what they usually did back then — swamping the White Sox.
With the “Bronx Bombers” winning 16-5 in the ninth, a dog wandered onto the field at Comiskey Park. Babe tried to clear the field by throwing his mitt at the dog but the pooch grabbed the leather and took off.
At that point, the White Sox Paul Castner lofted a fly ball to left. With no glove, Babe’s only option was to snare the aerial barehanded.
And that’s exactly what he did.