Home Plate Farm

Home Plate Farm

Home Plate Farm is located on 558 Dutton Road in Sudbury, Massachusetts. It was the home of baseball legend Babe Ruth from 1922 to 1926. Ruth sold it to Herb Atkinson who established Sudbury Laboratories on the site. It was in this neighborhood that the celebrated but possibly apocryphal 1918 incident occurred when Ruth supposedly threw a piano into a pond to demonstrate his strength.

Another urban legend concerning the site revolves around a teenaged boy, Lee Gavin, who was struck by a batted ball during an August 31, 2004 baseball game at Fenway Park between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels. Gavin lived at the Home Plate Farm site, and this incident is supposed to have presaged the Red Sox winning the World Series later in 2004, thus ending the curse of the Bambino. The Red Sox won the game 10-7 while the New York Yankees lost 22-0 to the Cleveland Indians on the same night.

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