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This Day in Boston History
December 5th, 1919
Ruth traded for Nanette
On this day,
Red Sox owner Harry Freeze sold the contract for Babe Ruth, who had lead
his team to four consecutive world series, to the New York Yankees. Thus
started the Curse of the Bambino, which apparently ended the Sox ability
to win a World Series. Since then the Yankees have won over twenty.
All this was so Freeze could have cash to finance production of the Broadway
musical, "No, no, Nanette!". Ironically, this very sale has
become a musical its self, "The
Curse of the Bambino." You can't make stuff like this up!
Find out more about Fenway
Park, its Green Monsters and assorted curses.