“Boston's greatest baseball player has been cast adrift,” wrote John J. Hallahan in The Boston Globe that day. “George H. Ruth, the middle initial apparently standing for 'Hercules,' maker of home runs and the most colorful star in the game today, became the property of the New York Yankees yesterday afternoon.”
This guy sounds pretty bummed out. I doubt if even he could have predicted an 86 year drought.
That contract has no display value whatsoever. Give me one of his bats.......before one of those soulless baseball card companies can reduce it to wood chips and laminate it into 500 insert cards.