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Sale of the Century: How the Red Sox Peddled Babe Ruth to the Yankees - Presentation & Display

Saturday, June 01, 2019

There will be a pre-talk reception and display viewing at 2:00 p.m.

Gordon Edes, Boston Red Sox historian; Jane Leavy; Leigh Montville; and John Thorn, official historian of Major League Baseball.

There is a $25 per person fee.

At 24, Babe Ruth was already regarded as one of the best left-handed pitchers in baseball, having helped deliver three World Series titles to the Red Sox in just four seasons. In 1919, he was coming off a season in which he successfully transitioned to outfielder and shattered the Major League record for home runs in a season. Then, on December 26, 1919, Red Sox owner Harry Frazee agreed to sell Ruth to the Yankees for an astronomical sum. In pinstripes, Ruth became the most famous player in baseball history setting a course in which the Yankees won 40 American League pennants and 27 World Series titles.

The Red Sox, however, went 86 years without winning a World Series. This drought became known as The Curse of the Bambino. Join us as our panel discusses the deal that altered the face of baseball history.

A display of Ruth related artifacts will be part of the reception.

*Registration Required*

Location:
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

Sponsor(s): Massachusetts Historical Society
Time(s): 2:00pm
Cost: $25
Phone: 617-646-0570
Email: gkleespies@masshist.org
Website: https://www.masshist.org/calendar

Date Added: Wednesday, May 01, 2019
All information is subject to change.

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