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Babe Ruth signs with the Boston Red Sox...
Item # 686844
March 22, 1919
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, March 22, 1919
* Babe Ruth signs final contract with Boston
* Prelude to the trade with New York Yankees
* Major league baseball - MLB
The sports page, page 11, has a one column head: "Ruth Signs With Red Sox For Three Years" with the report noting in part: "...signed a three-year's contract with the world's champion Boston American League Baseball Club at a salary reported to be around $10,000 per playing season. Ruth was a holdout until yesterday. He demanded $8,500 for one year's playing and $15,000 for the next two years. Owner Frazee could not meet his figures & asked that he cut them down..." with more.
It is interesting to note that despite this 3 year contract Ruth would be traded to the New York Yankees the following year, one of the most controversial trades in baseball history. A great item on his final year with Boston and terrific to have in a Boston newspaper.
Complete in 16 pages, light browning, otherwise good condition.
Category: The 20th Century