September 30th, 2023
Herman “Babe” Ruth hit his 60th home run of the season off Tom Zachary of the Washington Senators. Ruth’s record for the most homers in a single season stood for 34 years—until Roger Maris hit 61 in 1961. Maris’s record was broken in 1998 by Mark McGwire with 62 home runs. Barry Bonds broke McGwire’s record on Oct 5, 2001.