Guy Bush, who gave up Babe Ruth's last home run, died Tuesday of cardiac arrest after working in his garden in Shannon, Miss. He was 83.
Bush pitched 17 years in the major leagues, compiling a 176-136 record. On May, 25, 1935, five days before he retired, Ruth hit three homers for the Boston Braves in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, two off Bush. Ruth finished with 714.
Bush, known for his colorful tales and knowledge of pitching, never minded talking about Ruth's final homer.
"He hit it so far it looked like a golf ball," Bush said in a recent interview.
Bush originally was signed by the Chicago Cubs in 1919 for $1,000. He also pitched for Pittsburgh, Boston, St. Louis and Cincinnati in the National League.