In 1914, Babe Ruth made a major debut for the Boston Red Sox. Babe Ruth pitched in 4 out of 5 games in the 1914 baseball season. In 1916, The Red Sox won the World Series. In 1918, instead of being the pitcher, Babe Ruth played in the outfield. In the World Series of 1918, Babe Ruth pitched in Game 1. In Game 4, he pitched eight innings. In just six games, The Red Sox won the World Series. In 1919, Babe Ruth wanted a raise in his salary. Frazee, the owner of The Red Sox refused to raise it. Babe Ruth had to be traded to either The Chicago White Sox or The New York Yankees. The White Sox offered The Red Sox Joe Jackson and $60,000 for Babe Ruth. The New York Yankees offered $100,000 in cash.
On December 26, 1919 Babe Ruth was sold to The New York Yankees. The deal was known as the “Curse of Bambino” because The Red Sox wouldn’t win another World Series ...
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- ... The White Sox offered The Red Sox Joe Jackson and $60,000 for Babe Ruth. The New York Yankees offered $100,000 in cash. On December 26, 1919 Babe Ruth was sold to The New York Yankees. The deal was known as the “Curse of Bambino” because The Red Sox wouldn’t win another World Series until 2004. Babe Ruth became the pitcher of the Yankees. Babe Ruth pitched in only 36 games over the next 15 seasons with The Yankees. In his first season, Babe Ruth hit 54 homeruns and had a .376 batting average in 1920.... [tags: Baseball, Sports, Legend]
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