The Called Shot
October 1, 1932
By the end of the 1932 regular season, Ruth had hit 652 of his 714 career home runs but his most famous home run was yet to come. In Game 3 of that year's World Series against the Cubs, Ruth hit a towering home run in the first inning and in the fifth he hit another, both to deep center field. Legend has it that the latter blast was preceded by Ruth either pointing to the center field fence or by telling the Cubs' catcher he intended to hit the next pitch out. Either way, it became the most memorable -- and controversial -- home run of Ruth's career.