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This Day in History

This Day in Minor League History

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Heritage Toronto honored Babe Ruth's only Minor League home run in 2006 (International League)
Monday, September 19, 1910
A Southern Association game between Mobile and Atlanta took 32 minutes to complete. The game was conducted as an experiment with batters swinging at every good pitch and little time taken between pitches. There were no strikeouts and one walk as Mobile won, 2-1.
Thursday, September 19, 1946
Larry Jansen picked up his 30th victory of the year for the San Francisco Seals. The right-hander finished 30-6 with a 1.57 ERA over 321 innings and helped lead the Seals to the Pacific Coast League championship.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Heritage Toronto commemorated the spot where Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run with a plaque at Canada's Hanlan's Point. The historic home run, the only one the Bambino hit as a Minor Leaguer, came on September 5, 1914, as the visiting Providence Grays hurler went deep against the Maple Leafs in the International League contest.