Baltimore 0 Newark 8 – Babe Ruth Starting Left Fielder – 0 for 3 at bat sacrifice bunt
In his last game as an Oriole, Babe Ruth started in left field batting sixth in the lineup. He was hitless in three at bats, striking out once, walking once and he also had a sacrifice bunt (the first of his professional career). The game was scoreless through five, but the Indians scored 8 runs in the last four innings for an 8-0 victory, dropping the Orioles season record to 48-27.
After the game, Babe Ruth accompanied by Eagan and Shore took the train to Boston. On Saturday, July 11, 1914, he started his first major league game pitching for the Boston Red Sox versus the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park. His first major league stay was only for two games, as he was sent down to the minors in August. Now playing for the Providence Grays he defeated the Orioles twice as Providence took the International League pennant.
The Orioles won nearly two-thirds of the games they played with Ruth on the team. After he and many of Dunn’s star players were sold, the team lost nearly two thirds of their games in the second half of the season falling below .500 as the season came to a close.
After the International League season ended, Ruth returned to the Red Sox for the last few games of their season. In 1915, Babe Ruth made the Red Sox major league roster and was a starting pitcher. He never played again in the minors, except for exhibition games.