Trivia: Which baseball player was infamously sold to the Yankees in 1920?
The correct answer is Babe Ruth
So why is this answer correct? : Just five days into the year, the New York Yankees purchased George Herman “Babe” Ruth from the Boston Red Sox for the sum of $125,000. Ruth had led the Red Sox to three World Series victories, but owner Harry Frazee needed cash, and the player was his biggest ticket. Thanks to Ruth’s outstanding success on the Yankees, the team was able to leave the Polo Grounds field they shared with the New York Giants. Yankee Stadium was built in 1923, earning the nickname “The House that Ruth Built.” The lopsided trade would haunt the Boston team until 2004 when they broke “the Curse of the Bambino” to win their first World Series since 1918.