This day in baseball: Ruth sold to Yanks

The Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees on December 26, 1919 for $100,000 and guarantee a $300,000 loan, with Fenway Park as collateral.  The sale would not go public until January, and would serve as the inception of the “Curse of the Bambino” on the Red Sox.

Ruth In Action

US baseball player ‘Babe’ Ruth (George Herman Ruth, 1895 – 1948), during a match. Original Publication: People Disc – HK0045 (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)


2 Comments on “This day in baseball: Ruth sold to Yanks”

  1. verdun2 says:

    The Fleecing of the Sox.
    v


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