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Today in History: The Yankees ‘Unknown Man’ Dies

On July 21, 1976, Earle Combs, or the leadoff hitter for the New York Yankees dynasty in the late 1920′s to early 30′s, passed away at 77. Combs often went unnoticed because of the two batters who followed. Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. He played with the Yankees from his debut in 1924 to his retirement in 1935. His .325 batting average and four world series appearances (with three...
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105-Year Old Agnes McKee’s First Pitch For The Padres Was Even Better Than Expected

Getty Image As expected, 105-year old Agnes McKee took the field at Petco Park yesterday to become the oldest person to ever throw out a first pitch before a San Diego Padres game. McKee, who was once married to a baseball player, was also probably the oldest person to throw out a first pitch this season, as the Chicago Cubs welcomed Babe Ruth’s 97-year old daughter, Julia Ruth...
Via With Leather
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Babe Ruth’s Original Red Sox Contract Sold At Auction For $1M (Photo)

Babe Ruth’s decision to stay with the Boston Red Sox in 1918 proved to be a lucrative one at the time, as Ruth took home a cool $5,000 by agreeing to stay in Boston one more year. Turns out Ruth’s contract is worth a bit more these days. The original document, which is signed by Ruth, American League president Ban Johnson and Red Sox owner Harry Frazee, sold at an auction over...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Babe Ruth’s 1918 Red Sox Contract Sells For $1 Million At Auction

The oldest known Babe Ruth player contract just sold for $1 million at auction in Baltimore over the weekend. The 1918 contract from the Boston Red Sox was one of over 30 Ruth-related items that were auctioned off at Sports Legends Museum on Saturday, one day after the 100th anniversary of Ruth’s major league debut. The $1.02 million winning bid for the contract – which itself...
Via Next Impulse Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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
11 days 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...
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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...
June 15, 2014  |  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

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

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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