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1919 Babe Ruth's last contract with Red Sox...

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March 22, 1919

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 22, 1919 

* Babe Ruth signs final contract with Boston 
* Prelude to the trade
with New York Yankees   
* Major league baseball - MLB

The sports section (page 16) has one column headings that read: "BABE RUTH FINALLY SIGNS WITH BOSTON" "Red Sox Slugger Accepts Contract Said to Call for $27,000 for Three Years". See images for text here. Interesting that he signed a three year deal when he would be traded to the New York Yankees the following year. He had argued for more money with Boston's management. Was this a prelude to the most famous trade in baseball history? A nice item on his final year with the Red Sox. Nice to have in this famous NYC title.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 24 pages, light toning at the margins, a few small binding slits along the spine, generally in very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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