25 Most Memorable MLB Postseason Moments

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April 1927: Baseball player Babe Ruth (George Herman Ruth, 1895 – 1948) taking a swipe at an enormous ball. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images) /

5. Babe Ruth calls his shot in the 1932 World Series against the Cubs

MLB Postseason Moment: 1932 World Series game three. Chicago Cubs vs the New York Yankees.

Why It’s Memorable:  Babe Ruth’s final World Series, which he won seven and appeared in five others, might have been his best — or at least his most memorable moment.

The greatest baseball player of all-time, and with a million dollar personality to go along with it, George Herman — known as “Babe Ruth”, The Great Bambino”, “The Sultan of Swat”, “The Colossus of Clout”, and “The King Of Crash” is like no other baseball player to ever play America’s past-time.

His career stats were out of this world, to go along with his many championships:

  • 7 time World Series champion (1915, 1916, 1918, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1932)
  • Batting average: .342
  • Career Hits: 2,873
  • Career Home runs: 714
  • Career RBI: 2,213
  • Record as a pitcher: 94–46
  • Earned run average 2.28
  • AL ERA leader (1916)
  • 2× All-Star (1933, 1934) — the first MLB All-Star game wasn’t until 1933
  • American League MVP (1923)
  • American League batting champion (1924)
  • 12 time American League home run leader (1918–1921, 1923, 1924, 1926–1931)
  • 6 time American League RBI leader (1919–1921, 1923, 1926, 1928)
  • New York Yankees No. 3 retired at Yankee Stadium
  • Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame

In the 5th inning of game three of the 1932 World Series, Ruth hit a home run, which didn’t seem like a big deal at the time. Ruth apparently predicted that he was going to hit the home run, pointing in the exact direction he was going to hit it, which he did. He even confirms exactly what went on before that epic home run.

"“I looked out at center field and I pointed. I said I’m going to hit the next pitched ball right past the flagpole. Well, the good Lord must have been with me.”"

Some believe he was pointing the dugout; others think he was saying there were two strikes in the count, while some say he did call his shot, while others emphatically believe to their grave that the “Babe” called his shot.

No matter what you choose to believe, the legend lives on, with its mystery making the MLB Postseason moment even more memorable.