May 8, 2012 in Sports

Ruth home on market

 

The suburban Boston home where Babe Ruth lived after he was sent to the New York Yankees is for sale, and the asking price is more than Ruth made in his entire playing career. The estate known as Home Plate Farm in Sudbury, Mass., is on the market for $1.65 million. Ruth, who for decades held the major league career home run record with 714, lived in the home from 1922 to 1926. Ruth played for the Red Sox from 1914-19, then for the Yankees from 1920-34. His playing salary over a 22-year career was less than $911,000, according to baseball-reference.com. Ruth is still a major draw among collectors and baseball buffs: An Iowa family’s collection of baseballs signed by Ruth just before he died recently sold at auction for more than $200,000. – AP


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