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Red Sox sell Babe Ruth for $100,000 cash

Owner calls one-man team a failure; Ruth says he’ll only play in Boston

“Babe” Ruth, home-run hitter extraordinary of the Red Sox, has been sold to the New York American League club for a cash price of probably $100,000 and possibly more.

Pres Frazee in announcing the sale at Red Sox headquarters in the Carney Building late yesterday afternoon declined to state the amount.

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