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Babe Ruth hits 3 World Series homers for an ailling kid

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On this day in Yankees history 88 years ago, the Bambino added to his legend by promising an ailing kid named Johnny Sylvester that he would hit a home run for him in Game 4 of the 1926 World Series against the Cardinals. On a ball signed by the team, Ruth wrote "I'll knock a homer for Wednesday's game," and he delivered with not one, but a record three dingers in one playoff game! That was the Babe for you--he talked the talk and he walked the walk.