News

Babe Ruth’s contract sells for $1M

Babe Ruth’s contract sells for $1M

BABE RUTH:This photo shows the 1919 promissory note from the New York Yankees to the Boston Red Sox in payment for the sale of Babe Ruth, Wednesday, July 9, in Baltimore, during a media preview of sports memorabilia slated for auction to mark the 100th anniversary of his major league debut. The auction is scheduled to take place July 12, the day after the anniversary, and the organizers estimate that 125 items to be auctioned off could fetch as much as $10 million. Photo: Associated Press/Patrick Semansky

A sports contract signed by baseball legend Babe Ruth has sold for a whopping $1 million at auction.

The paperwork was signed by the star when he joined Boston Red Sox in 1918, two years before moving to the New York Yankees, when his career took off.

The contract went up for auction in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday and eventually sold for a top bid of $1.02 million.

Other items sold as part of the Sports Legends Museum auction included a baseball bat signed by the star, which fetched $96,000, and a glove worn by Mickey Mantle, which sold for $180,000.

Latest Headlines

in Sports

Looking to future, more NCAA athletes seek own trademarks

ncaa

Some big stars in college football are getting trademarks for their names, nicknames and taglines.

in Sports

This football MVP is a real ‘dummy’

12-overlay12

Dartmouth football’s new MVP is a remote controlled Mobile Virtual Player designed to allow athletes to practice tackling with fewer injuries.

in Sports

Ex-San Francisco 49ers player Ray McDonald charged with rape

raymcdonald

The former defensive end has been charged with rape by intoxication, and current 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been charged with sexual battery of the same woman on the same night.

in Sports

Rafael Nadal plays ‘strip tennis’

20-overlay12

The tennis star is in NYC promoting a fashion line before the start of the U.S. Open.

in Sports

PGA: Barclays preview 2015

21-overlay12

The top 125 in the FedExCup Standings head to Plainfield Country Club for the first leg of the playoffs. Who will survive and advance to the Deutsche Bank Championship?