Age was beginning to take its toll, along with Ruth’s lifestyle. Still, a season with a .301 batting average, 34 roundtrippers and 104 RBI’s is extremely impressive. But for Ruth, they were the lowest numbers of his career, for a year without long injuries, since he joined the Yankees. Of particular note, for Ruth’s 1933 season, the great slugger hit a home run to win the first All Star Game, in conjunction with the Chicago World’s Fair. And Ruth also pitched his final big league game. On the final day of the season, Joe McCarthy allowed Ruth to take the mound one last time. The aging Ruth faced his old team, defeating the Red Sox 6-5, while hurling a complete game and hitting a home run, much to the delight of the 25,000 fans who witnessed the event at Yankee Stadium. It was probably also the last time a lineup card was issued with the starting pitcher hitting third.