New York City (JFK+50) Eighty-eight years ago today, October 6, 1926, George Herman "Babe" Ruth of the New York Yankees set a major league record by hitting three home runs in a World Series game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Although the Yanks went on to win the game 10-5 in ten innings, the Cards won the 1926 World Series in seven games.
The New York Yankees of 1926 had an impressive hitting lineup which included Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Earl Combs. They were called "Murderer's Row."
The St. Louis Cardinals were also impressive with Rogers Hornsby and an ace pitching staff which included Grover Cleveland Alexander.
Two years later, in the 1928 World Series again against the Cardinals, Babe Ruth repeated his feat by hitting three home runs in one game.
In the modern era of baseball, Reggie "Mr. October" Jackson of the Yankees hit three home runs in one World Series game on October 18, 1977.
JFK SAYS AMERICANS SHOULD BUILD FALLOUT SHELTERS
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) A letter from President John F. Kennedy was read fifty-three years ago today, October 6, 1961, at a meeting of state civil defense directors here in the Nation's Capital.
In the letter, JFK called upon federal and state governments, along with private industry, to provide "fallout protection for every American as rapidly as possible."
The President also wrote:
"Radioactive fallout.....could account for the major part of the casualties which might result from a thermonuclear attack on an unprotected population."
Model of a Fallout Shelter
JFK ATTENDS MINNESOTA'S BEAN FEED
St. Paul, Minnesota (JFK+50) President John F. Kennedy traveled to St. Paul fifty-two years ago today, October 6, 1962, to attend the annual Democratic Farmer Labor Party's "Bean Feed".
JFK was accompanied by Minnesota Democratic Senators Hubert H. Humphrey and Eugene McCarthy.
In his appearance at the Bean Feed two years earlier, October 1, 1960, Senator Kennedy said:
"This week I had the opportunity to debate with Mr. Nixon. I feel that I should reveal that I had a great advantage in that Mr. Nixon had just debated Mr. Khrushchev and I had debated with Hubert Humphrey and that gave me an edge."
JFK Speaking at the Bean Feed
St. Paul, Minnesota
October 6, 1962
Photo by Jerome Liebling