American baseball player Babe Ruth won a number of titles, achieving a lot of “firsts” in the sport of baseball.
It was on this day, August 11th, in 1929 that Babe Ruth hit his 500th home run. He was the first person in history to achieve that feat.
Throughout his career, Ruth’s name became known for home runs. A long home run hit by any player was often referred to by the adjective “Ruthian.” Overall, Ruth hit 714 home runs in addition to setting major league records for total bases run, extra base hits, and the number of times on base.