The first professional home run ball hit by Babe Ruth would likely set a sports memorabilia record if you could find it. Unfortunately, you’ll need scuba gear.
Babe Ruth’s first home run as a professional was hit in Canada–not the United States. Newspaper accounts confirm the date, time, place and opponent.
They also confirm what became of it.
McCovey Cove had nothing on Hanlan’s Point, where the Babe’s first home run ball wound up in a watery grave.
Intriguing as it might be to see it in the next big auction, we’re betting Robert Ballard takes a pass on this expedition. Chances are there isn’t much left of it and it might be like trying to find your Titleist in the middle of the driving range, but it still makes for a great story.