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Babe Sold to New York

Updated: November 3, 2005, 3:38 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

January 3, 1920

Babe Ruth had quite a 1919 season with the Boston Red Sox. Playing more than 100 games as an outfielder for the first time in his career, Ruth, who had previously been used mostly as a pitcher, broke the major league home run record with 29 and led the American League with 114 RBI and 103 runs. He also went 9-5 on the mound.

But Red Sox owner Harry Frazee needs cash to continue producing his Broadway plays. So he had agreed to sell Babe to the New York Yankees ...

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