July 11, 1914: 19-year-old Babe Ruth pitches seven solid innings for the Boston Red Sox, getting the 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians in his debut.
In the game, Ruth gave up five hits through the first six innings. During the seventh, he gave up three singles, letting three runs score. Although he is most remembered for his hitting ability, Ruth went 0-2 in his first night at bat.
The left-handed pitcher then shines in the 1916, and 1918 World Series, pitching an incredible 29 and 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings.
In his six seasons with the Red Sox, "The Sultan of Swat" went 89-46 as a pitcher.
Ruth was sold to the Yankees before the 1920 season, so Red Sox owner Harry Frazee could finance a musical.
The rest is history.
During his illustrious career in pinstripes, Ruth won four World Series and seven AL pennants.
At the time of his retirement in 1935, Ruth was best power hitter baseball had ever seen, hitting 714 home runs.
He was one of the first five inductees into the Hall of Fame in 1936.