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BABE RUTH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Babe Ruth’s Contract with Red Sox Sold For $1.02 Million

It’s been 100 years since the great Babe Ruth played his first game. To celebrate his anniversary, the Sports Legends Museum in downtown Baltimore hosted the biggest Babe Ruth memorabilia auction ever. The biggest sale on Saturday night was Ruth’s first pro contract which sold for $1.02 million. Babe Ruth’s 1918 Red Sox playing contract (for $5,000) was just sold by @goldinauctions...
Via The Sideline
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

July 11, 2014 Marks 100th Anniversary Of Babe Ruth’s Debut For Boston Red Sox

Babe Ruth made his first start for the Boston Red Sox 100 years ago Friday. The Red Sox purchased Ruth, along with Ernie Shore and Ben Egan from the Baltimore Orioles on July 10, 1914, and on July 11, Ruth made his major league debut, pitching the Sox to a win over the Cleveland Naps (the Baltimore Orioles were a minor-league team in the International League at the time). Ruth...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Babe Ruth’s Career Turns 100 Today

Sports Exactly a century ago, one of America’s greatest legends was born.
Via maxim.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Babe Ruth Items to be Auctioned in Baltimore This Weekend

This is a pretty cool story for those of us who collect memorabilia. According to the Associated Press, the Sports Legends Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, will auction off about three dozen Babe Ruth-related items on Saturday night.  One of those items, the contract Ruth signed with the Boston Red Sox in 1918, is already up to $370,000 in online bidding. The auction will also boast...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Canseco going for home run record in 10-week tour

Picture this: Jose Canseco, four dogs and three tortoises (one named “Juiced”) all traveling in a 40-foot custom RV named the “CansecoMobile” for two months. That’s exactly what’s going to happen, as the former MLB slugger is going on a 16,500-mile tour where he will try to break the records for longest baseball and softball home runs. Here’s what Canseco tweeted...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Louis CK buys Babe Ruth's old summer home in the Hamptons

It looks like all the hard work, effort and unparalleled comedic genius is finally paying off in the pocketbook for Louis CK. According to a report in the New York Post, arguably the greatest comic talent currently working in the business has purchased a home in the Hamptons for the tidy sum of $2.49 million. […] The post Louis CK just bought Babe Ruth’s Hamptons home for $2...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Famous baseball autographed by Babe Ruth up for auction

The legend of Babe Ruth grew in 1926, when the slugger and his New York Yankees teammates did a good deed for an injured child. Now, one lucky fan can own a famous piece of history from that emotional time. Johnny Sylvester was seriously injured at age 11 after falling off a horse and being accidentally kicked in the head by his mount. Ruth and the Yankees caught wind of the news...
Via NESN.com
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

20 MLB players with highest Hall of Fame vote percentage

2013 is the first year since 1960 that no players will be inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. Here are the players who had no trouble getting into the Hall of Fame. Surprisingly the greatest American athlete in history, Babe Ruth, appeared on just 215 of 226 ballots and didn’t even crack the top 10. TIP: NAVIGATE GALLERY USING < LEFT AND RIGHT > ARROW KEYS
Via The Roosevelts
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss
KIND OF A BIG DEAL

Ruth jersey sells for over $4 million

The bidding for an authentic, game-worn Babe Ruth jersey from 1920 closed this morning with a record winning bid of $4,415,658.

Via Sweater Punch
May 20, 2012  |  Discuss
THE GREAT BARNBINO

Babe Ruth's Boston home up for sale

A Yankees fan's dream, the 5,000-square-foot, five-bedroom, 3 1/2-bathroom home located in Sudbury, Mass. also includes a 5,000-square-foot barn.

Via Bob's Blitz
May 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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