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Babe Ruth signs for a $70,000 annual salary...

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March 03, 1927

BANGOR DAILY COMMERCIAL, Bangor, Maine, March 3, 1927 

* Babe Ruth sets new high-water mark for baseball players
* $210,000+ contract signed with the New York Yankees
* Receives 2nd highest annual income for a athlete

The bottom of the front page has: "RUTH'S ANNUAL INCOME EXCEEDS ALL ATHLETE'S PROFITS, EXCEPT TUNNEY'S," with details describing his 3-year contract with the New York Yankees. Additionally, the Sport's Page (page 17) has a three-column, three line heading:: "Babe Ruth Signs At $70,000 Salary For Three Years," which includes additional details.
Note: This would also be the year that Ruth hit 60 home runs on what many consider to be the best team ever.
14 pages, must be handled with care, but is in very good condition.

Category: The 20th Century