The Curse of the Bambino

 

The "Curse of the Bambino" is a curse that had plagued the Red Sox for years. In 1918 the Red Sox won their 5th World Series, the most by any MLB team at that time. One of the stars of the Boston championship franchise was a young pitcher by the name of George Herman Ruth, aka The Babe or The Bambino. In 1920, however, Red Sox owner Harry Frazee needed money to finance his girlfriend's play, so he sold Babe Ruth's contract to Colonel Jacob Ruppert's New York Yankees for $100,000. Since then, the Yankees, who had never won a World Championship before acquiring Ruth, have gone on to win 26 championships.The Boston Red Sox had appeared in only four World Series since 1918, losing each one in game seven. But, in 2004 the Red Sox "reversed the curse" when they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals and won their first World championship since 1918.

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