What Happened on October 2, 1921

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Chicago White Sox backstop Ray Schalk becomes the first and only MLB catcher to make a putout at all bases; White Sox beat Indians 7-4

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

New York Yankees outfielder Babe Ruth hits then record 59th HR in 7-6 win over former club Boston Red Sox at Polo Grounds

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Scott Crossfield, American test pilot (XS-1), born in Berkeley, California (d. 2006)
  • Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2000)