One of the most controversial and historic moments in baseball occurred in Game Three of the 1932 World Series between the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs.
Yankees slugger Babe Ruth stepped to the plate to face pitcher Charlie Root of Chicago. The Cubs' bench players taunted Ruth as he stepped in. After taking strike one, Wrigley Field erupted with excitement.
The Sultan of Swat then waved one finger at the Cubs' dugout, appearing to indicate one strike. Ruth then took two straight balls.
The next pitch was called strike two. As the jeers persisted, the Babe held up two fingers toward the dugout.
Then, the Great Bambino did something unprecedented. Eyewitnesses claim that he pointed toward the center field fence. However, some say Ruth was pointing toward the pitcher's mound or toward the Cubs' dugout.
On the next pitch, Ruth blasted a 440-foot home run to straightaway center field, exactly where he pointed. The Babe called his shot. It is quite possibly the most famous moment in baseball history.