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Babe Ruth Anniversary: 94 Years, 6 Months, 6 Days Since Sale To Yankees

Babe Ruth takes a swipe at an enormous ball. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Babe Ruth takes a swipe at an enormous ball. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Babe Ruth began his legendary career 100 years ago Friday as a member of the Red Sox.

No doubt, it’s a big, big deal. Something to be celebrated.

You can go to CBS Boston for that.

Here we’ll remember when George Herman Ruth, the Bambino, the Sultan of Swat, was sold to the New York Yankees 94 years, six months and six days ago.

We’ve prepared some stats in honor of the 94/6/6 anniversary, comparing his six seasons with the Red Sox to his 15 seasons with the Yankees, who knew enough to keep Ruth off the pitcher’s mound (mostly).

714 HOME RUNS
NYY 659 (92%)
BOS 49 (7%)

2,214 RBIs
NYY 1,978 (89%)
BOS 224 (10%)

2,873 HITS
NYY 2,518 (88%)
BOS 342 (12%)

506 DOUBLES
NYY 424 (84%)
BOS 82 (16%)

136 TRIPLES
NYY 106 (78%)
BOS 30 (22%)

2,174 RUNS
NYY 1,959 (90%)
BOS 202 (9%)

7 WORLD SERIES TITLES
NYY 4 (57%)
BOS 3 (43%)

1 CURSE OF THE BAMBINO
NYY 0 (0%)
BOS 1 (100%)

*We’re excluding his final season with the Boston Braves. No explanation needed.

Happy anniversary!

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