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The 1923 Little World Series saw the American Association Kansas City Blues defeat the International League Baltimore Orioles, 5 games to 4.

1923 Little World Series in "The House That George Built"

During one game of the 1923 Little World Series, Baltimore Orioles player George Ruth was at bat, and was hit by the Blues' pitcher. Ruth got up and promised that he'd hit the next ball out of the park. He didn't, instead being hit in the head. Nonethless, he stood again, and did hit the third pitch out of the park. As he completed his run, he proudly proclaimed "I told you so."

While H.L. Mencken remembered the story, he wasn't quite clear on the year, thinking it could have been in 1921, 1922, or 1923.

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