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1914 In the last inning of an intrasquad exhibition game of the International League’s Baltimore Orioles, the recently-signed George Herman Ruth Jr. hits his first professional home run, a 400 foot shot at the Cape Fear Fairgrounds in Fayetteville. A state marker claims the famous moniker 'Babe' was given to the 19 year-old during his stay in this North Carolina city when his teammates teased him about being adopted by the team's manager Jack Dunn, who legally became the parent of St. Mary’s Industrial School to keep him on the club.


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