How History Unfolds on Paper: Choice Selections from the Eric C. Caren Collection, Part IX
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[RUTH, George Herman “Babe” (1895-1948), association]. The Indianapolis Star. Vol. 17, No. 215. Indianapolis, January 6, 1920. 16 folio pages on large folio sheets. Each page approximately 595 x 454 mm. Toned, worn, chipped, with tears. On p. 10 is an article about the New York Yankees buying Babe Ruth from the Red Sox: “Yanks Buy Ruth, Home-Run King, From Sox / Ruppert’s Roll Lands Slugger From Red Sox / More than $100,000 Said to Have Been Given Boston President for Star of Team - Huggins on coast trying to Line Up New Man. / Behemoth Demands Fat Increase in His Check / Ruth Signs Contract…” Next to the article is a photo of Ruth in action. Although this sounds like a huge amount in 1920 dollars, the Yankees earned a huge windfall by signing Ruth. Some Red Sox fans to this day curse the name of Red Sox owner Harry Frazee for letting the legendary “Bambino” go to their arch-rival.
 [RUTH, George Herman “Babe” (1895-1948), association]. The ...
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