Babe Ruth: Baseball's Titanic Presence
Babe Ruth was one of American baseball's most famous, iconic, maddening, and talented players. He single-handedly played the way the game was played and the way fans regarded ballplayers.
The 'Curse of the Bambino'
The "Curse of the Bambino" was a superstition attributed to the sale of American baseball legend Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees in 1919. The sale, the story goes, relegated the Red Sox, one of the winningest baseball franchises in the early part of the 20th Century, to also-rans for decades to come and elevated the Yankees, previously not so successful, into a dynasty that has won 27 World Series championships. Frazee announced the deal on December 26, 1919, and the deal was completed on January 3, 1920.
in the 19th Century This is when baseball first started. Just about
everything was different from what it is today. Get the
story from the very first days.