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From Axios Sports:

"100 years ago today, the Yankees purchased Babe Ruth from the Red Sox for $100,000.

"Why it mattered: The sale changed the course of history, as Ruth became the face of baseball over the next decade, helped save the sport's popularity in the wake of the Black Sox Scandal and finished his career as the G.O.A.T.

"By the numbers: In his first season in New York, Ruth hit 54 HR, which was more than any other team except the Phillies, who hit 64. And in 1923, he led the Yankees to their first of 27 World Series titles.

"Meanwhile, in Boston: The Red Sox were cursed by his departure for nearly a century before finally breaking through in 2004 and winning their first World Series in 86 years."
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