Most Remarkable Sports Feats of the 20th Century
Somehow Roger Bannister's four minute mile topped the list
, which can readily be explained by the fact that it was the subject of an ESPN movie a month or so ago. But what about this:US baseball legend Babe Ruth's 60 home runs in 1960 was 10th....
Considering that Ruth had been dead for 12 years by then, his was surely a more remarkable achievement?
Okay, so it's from an Australian paper that got the list from Forbes Magazine but somehow thought that Ruth hit 60 in '60. Actually it was Maris who hit 61 in '61. Forbes has the year right (1927) but this is wrong:He was the league home run leader a record 12 times, and no one has ever matched his career slugging average of .690, or his nearly inconceivable slugging average of .847 in the 1920 season.
Ruth's slugging average for 1920 is still the AL record, but it's not the major league record. Barry Bonds slugged .863 in 2001