Babe's Longest Homer

Babe's Longest Homer (HMVDG)

Location: Tampa, FL 33606 Hillsborough County
Country: United States of America

N 27° 56.811', W 82° 27.937'

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At Tampa's Plant Field on April 4, 1919, "Babe" Ruth, playing for the Boston Red Sox against the N.Y. Giants, smacked a 587- foot home run that set a record in a pre-season game. 4,300 screaming fans saw the feat. Famed Evangelist Billy Sunday, an ex-major leaguer himself, who was conducting a tent revival on the Florida Fair Grounds nearby, had pitched the first ball of the game, and The Bambino's pace-setting ball was presented to him. Ruth played from 1915 to 1935. He is regarded as the most popular player and greatest slugger in history. One year he hit 60 homers.
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Placed ByThe Tampa Historical Society in cooperation with The Italian-American Golf Association, Inc
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 3:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 355817 N 3092179
Decimal Degrees27.94685000, -82.46561667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 56.811', W 82° 27.937'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 56' 48.66" N, 82° 27' 56.22" W
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Area Code(s)813
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 950 UT Spartan Ln, Tampa FL 33606, US
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