On May 25, 1935, Babe Ruth hit the last home run of his Major League career in Forbes Field. The blast cleared the right-field wall, then cleared the screen and finally cleared the doubledeck grandstands. The historic shot (a first of that distance in Forbes Field) was approximately eighty-six feet high and at least three-hundred feet away from home plate.
Did you know that the first ballpark elevator was installed here, and during the 1950s, the first outfield wall "crash pads" were installed?
More than four-thousand Major League ballgames were played at Forbes Field and a no-hitter was never thrown by any pitcher from any ballclub ever in its history.