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Aw, Shucks: Babe finally solves Pruett with HR

Updated: September 14, 2001, 11:09 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Sept. 17, 1922

It's a matchup of the Babe against a babe in the woods -- Ruth versus Hub Pruett, a 135-pound, 22-year-old rookie left-hander with the St. Louis Browns. Until this day, the matchup had been completely one-sided -- Pruett, using his fadeaway, a tricky kind of screwball, to strike out the Babe in nine of 10 at-bats. But today, the Browns catcher calls for a curve, and Ruth lines a homer over the low right-field wall in old Sportman's Park in St. Louis. It accounts for ...

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