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This Day in Baseball: Switch-hitting Fail

By Precious Sanders @pdsanders99

After hitting three homers already on May 21, 1930, Babe Ruth decided to try his hand at switch-hitting.  In the ninth inning against the A’s Jack Quinn, Ruth stepped up to the right side of the plate to take his cuts.  It quickly became evident that he was no Mickey Mantle, however, as he quickly found himself down by two strikes.  Ruth then decided to return to the left side of the plate, but it was too late, and Quinn completed the strikeout.

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This day in baseball: Switch-hitting fail
This day in baseball: Switch-hitting fail
This day in baseball: Switch-hitting fail
This day in baseball: Switch-hitting fail

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