If you’re a fan of sports, you probably have a favorite team in either national, college, or local baseball. While it may be boring to watch on TV, I’ve found that going to an actual baseball game is fun for the entire family. It can be awesome to see someone hit a home run or to see the opposing team stricken out. Here are some of the most memorable home runs in baseball history.
1. Babe Ruth Calls The Play (1932)- One of the most famous plays in baseball comes from when Babe Ruth famously called his home run before the pitcher had even lobbed the ball.
2. Bucky Dent– When the Red Sox were down 2-0 in the playoff for the division championship, things seemed hopeless for the team. Towards the end of the game Bucky hit a home run with loaded bases that put the Yankees ahead of their opponent.
3. Hank Aaron’s Record– On April 8th, 1974, Hank Aaron broke the home run record held by Babe Ruth. He became the only other man at the time to have 715 home runs in his career.
4. Barry Bond’s 756– Barry Bonds achieved 765 home runs in his career, one of the highest totals of all time. Only a very small fraction of players reach the hall of fame for home runs, even less for more than 700 in their career.
5. Ted Williams– Ted is mostly remembered for his 400 home run batting record, however, his final time at bat was just as memorable. When stepping to the plate he hit one last home run before ending his professional baseball career.
6. Kirk Gibson Saves The Dodgers– The interesting fact about this home run was that Kirk was not supposed to be playing until later in the season. In the 9th inning he hit the ball out of the park and rounded the bases.
7. George Brett– In a game against the New York Yankees, George hit what was supposed to be a game winner home run. Because of having pine tar too far up his bat the home run was called back, appealed, and then returned to his record later.
8. Mickey Mantle– On May 22, 1963 Mantle hit a speedball that was reportedly carried 565 feet away. While many people dispute this claim he was an All-star player and this legend put him down in baseball history.
If you enjoy sports then try visiting your local stadium with family or friends. Nothing can beat a day at the ball park and if you’re lucky you might even see a home run or two. Have fun!
20 Most Memorable Home Runs in MLB- Bleacher Report