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View the contract finalizing Babe Ruth’s sale to Yankees

View the contract finalizing Babe Ruth’s sale to Yankees

yahoo.com Updated Dec 29, 2013
On Dec. 26, 1919, Babe Ruth’s contract was famously sold by Boston Red Sox owner Harry Frazee to the New York Yankees. It was a transaction that forever altered the history of both franchises and served as the basis of the “Curse of the Bambino,” which …
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  • 2013: A Look Back, and Beyond: In the Name of Winning, the Cubs…

    2013: A Look Back, and Beyond: In the Name of Winning, the Cubs Kept Losing

    nytimes.com Dec 29, 2013
    The Chicago Cubs were willing to lose this season in hopes of building a team of young stars for the future.
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  • Suggestions to change Votto's approach unwarranted

    Suggestions to change Votto's approach unwarranted

    MLB.com Dec 29, 2013
    Some people think it would be a good idea for Reds first baseman Joey Votto to make more outs. To get on base less. To help out the opposition. At least, I think that would be the intent. Friends, you can't make this stuff up.
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  • Minnesota says goodbye to Metrodome with NFL game

    Minnesota says goodbye to Metrodome with NFL game

    MLB.com Dec 29, 2013
    The Metrodome, home of the Twins for 28 seasons, hosted its final game Sunday, a 14-13 Minnesota Vikings win against the Detroit Lions. While the downtown Minneapolis dome may have continued to host the Vikings after the Twins moved to Target Field in 2…
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  • Report: Puig arrested in Florida for reckless driving

    Report: Puig arrested in Florida for reckless driving

    MLB.com Dec 29, 2013
    Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested on Saturday morning in Florida on a charge of reckless driving, according to a report from the Naples Daily News.
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  • A’s fans paint mural urging team to stay in Oakland, get suppor…

    A’s fans paint mural urging team to stay in Oakland, get support from Rickey Henderson

    yahoo.com Dec 29, 2013
    While all Oakland A's fans wait for the next shoe to drop in their team's highly publicized and well-documented search for a new ballpark, one small but creative group of fans are expressing their hopes for the team’s future in Oakland through their fav…
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  • Twins top pitching prospect Alex Meyer making $63 a day as offs…

    Twins top pitching prospect Alex Meyer making $63 a day as offseason substitute teacher

    yahoo.com Dec 29, 2013
    Minnesota Twins pitching prospect Alex Meyer is a rare breed in today's baseball landscape — and not just for his 6-foot-9 frame. When he's not involved in a team organized event or spending time in the offseason honing his craft, the 23-year-old right-…
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  • Postseason aspirations return with new year

    Postseason aspirations return with new year

    MLB.com Dec 29, 2013
    Every team in baseball entered 2013 with sights set on making it a better year than the one before. Some obviously had higher hopes than others, aspirations that included the promise of a trip to the postseason. As demonstrated by a few of those with se…
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Packers show good things come to those who wait; more Snaps

    Dec 29
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a fantastic finish of a Week 17 in the NFL. ...
  • Mike Nolan, Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator, agrees to extension

    Dec 29
    The Atlanta Falcons and defensive coordinator Mike Nolan have agreed to a contract extension, a source confirmed to ESPN's John Clayton.
  • 2013 NFL playoffs -- Recent history working against Seahawks

    Dec 29
    The No. 1-seeded Seahawks look formidable, but recent history is working against them.