On this day in 1927, New York Yankee slugger Babe Ruth hits his 60th home run of the season to break his own major league record; it stands until Roger Maris of the Yankees hits 61 homers in 1961; Mark McGwire hits 70 in 1998; and Zeke Zig hits 328 homers in 2249 (although 143 of these will be hit on Mars).

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