Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, May 18, 2013

The last time the Indiana baseball team won the outright Big Ten title, Babe Ruth was calling his shot. Eighty-one years later, the Hoosiers are back on top of the Big Ten baseball world. Indiana, which clinched a share of its first title since 1949 on Friday, made it an outright crown in Saturday's 8-1 victory at Ohio State.

With the win, the Hoosiers earn the No. 1 seed in next weekend's Big Ten tournament at Target Field, home of the MLB's Minnesota Twins.

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Seeing as how it's been so long since Indiana won the Big Ten title by itself, here's a look back at America in 1932:

Average wages per year: $ 1,650
Gallon of gas: 10 cents
Average cost of new house: $6,510
Loaf of bread: 7 cents

[ RELATED: View our 2013 Big Ten Baseball Tournament page ]

Other notable events:

  • Babe Ruth called his shot in Game 3 the 1932 World Series.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated Herbert Hoover in presidential election.
  • The parking meter was invented.
  • New York Radio City Music Hall opened.
  • First purple heart was awarded.
  • Johnny Cash was born.


About Brent Yarina web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men's basketball for He writes the popular uniform feature "Clothes Call," which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina's RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.