Babe Ruth plays his last Major League game
On May 25, at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Ruth went 4-for-4, drove in 6 runs and hit 3 home runs in an 11–7 loss to the Pirates.
These were the last three home runs of his career. His last home run cleared the roof at the old Forbes Field—he became the first player to accomplish that feat. Five days later, in Philadelphia, Ruth played in his last Major League game. He struck out in the first inning and, while playing the field in the same inning, hurt his knee and left the game.
Two days after that, Ruth summoned reporters to the locker room after a game against the Giants and announced he was retiring. He'd wanted to retire as early as May 12, but Fuchs persuaded him to stay on because the Braves hadn't played in every National League park yet. That season, he hit just .181 with six home runs in 72 at-bats. The Braves season went as bad as Ruth's short season. They finished 38–115, the third-worst record in Major League history, just a few percentage points fewer than the infamous 1962 New York Mets. Fuchs finally caved in under mounting debt and lost control of the Braves with just over two months left in the season.
Ruth was released by the Yankees and ended up with the Braves, a team that finished dead last in the league. His career ended 28 games into the season after he hit .181 with 6 home runs. He retired just a few days after hitting 3 home runs in a game against Pittsburgh on May 25. In his last game, an out-of-shape Ruth injured his knee and had to take himself out in the first inning. Ruth ended his career with a lifetime average of .342. He led the league in runs eight times, home runs 12 times, RBI six times, and walks 11 times.
May 30, 1935 in History
Babe Ruth's final game, goes hitless for Braves against Phillies
Babe Ruth grounds out in his final at bat
Ruth returned to Boston, where he started his career, for the 1935 season and on May 25 1935 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh Babe Ruth entered the game sitting at 711 career homeruns.
Ruth homered in the first and fifth innings then in the 7th he connected with one that left Forbes Field, which became the first ball ever hit out of the park.
Babe Ruth played several more games, his last on May 30 1935 in Philadelphia, but the shot in the 7th at Forbes Field, his 714th homerun, was the last homerun Babe Ruth ever hit.