Friday, February 7, 2014

Famous Babe Ruth Ball Auctioned For $250+K

A ball signed by Babe Ruth (who won three World Series Championships with the Red Sox—versus four with The Pinstriped Posers) was sold at auction for $250,641 on Thursday. The ball was given to ailing 11-year old Johnny Sylvester before Game Four of the 1926 World Series. In addition to his autograph, Ruth inscribed on the ball his promise to hit a "homer" that day for Johnny. Instead, Ruth went out and hit three—unfortunately for The Bronx Embalmers. Nevertheless, it's one of the greatest stories in baseball history about a player who started in Boston.