July 24, 1988 |
He was once one of the most effective players in the major leagues. He played alongside Babe Ruth once and outhit him by 100 points and outhomered him by 28. He set a major league home run record that stood for 57 years. He led the league in homers and runs batted in in 1935. He started the first two All-Star games for the National League. He had a career batting average of .300.