This Date in Baseball History – June 8

Babe Ruth

In addition to being one of the greatest hitters baseball has ever seen, Babe Ruth was one of the game’s most colorful personalities during his 22-year career.

On June 8, 1921, in game two of a vital four-game set for the second-place Yankees against the first-place Cleveland Indians, the Great Bambino brought the concept of being “fashionably late” to baseball, though not entirely by choice.

Mick Gillispie told the story during Sunday’s game between the Smokies and the Jacksonville Suns.

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The Smokies Radio Network is the official radio network for the Chicago Cubs AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies. Daily broadcasts begin with the Pilot-Oscar Mayer pre-game show airing 15 minutes before every game. Following the game the broadcast concludes with the Edward Jones Investments post-game show. The Smokies Radio Network staff includes the Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie, Sr. Broadcast Assistant Greg Young, Broadcast Assistant Keith Brake and Broadcast Intern James Rowe.


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