The Babe Ruth Story – The Fierce Rivalry Of The Red Sox And The Yankees
Near the end of the 1919 season, Harry Frazee, then owner of the Boston Red Sox, decided to sell a group of his star players to the New York Yankees. Among them was George Herman Ruth, also known affectionately as “Babe”. Ruth’s career reflects the change in strategy and the shift in dominance from pitching to hitting at this time.
Babe Ruth had a reputation for being one of the fiercest “leftys” to ever take the mound. It was soon discovered that he wasnt too bad with a bat either, and Ruth became the most celebrated and successful player in Boston. He was practically an institution. When many Bostonians awoke on January 6, 1920, and opened their morning newspapers, they mourned the fact that an icon had been sold to New York. The Babe was gone.
Boston did not seem to be able to recover from this catastrophe until the 2004 World Series, when the “Curse of the Bambino” was finally put to rest after 86 years. From 1903, when the Red Sox were established, until 1920, the club had appeared in five World Series, and won every one of...