Sport: Ruth & Records

In Boston, where he first played major-league baseball as a pitcher for the Red Sox in 1914, George Herman ("Babe") Ruth last week announced: "I'm definitely through as a regular player at the end of this season." His plans: a trip to Japan next Autumn, after that, "the best offer—if any." The New York Yankees bought Babe Ruth from Boston for $125,000 after the 1919 season. In the course of his career he had made 704 homeruns up to last week. His record for one season was 60 in 1927.


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