On This Date 1/3/1920

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It’s the sale of the century, as the New York Yankees land Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox for $100,000. The deal which was agreed to on December 26th was announced send shockwaves throughout baseball. Ruth emerged as a hitter in 1919 with the Red Sox, setting a new single-season record with 29 home runs. Babe Ruth would go to turn the Yankees into baseball’s premier franchise.
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