Babe Ruth's contract sells for over $1M US

Babe Ruth's 1918 contract with the Boston Red Sox has sold for more than $1 million US, along with other baseball memorabilia up for auction in Baltimore.

1918 Boston Red Sox contract up for auction in Baltimore

Babe Ruth's contract from almost 100 years ago sold at auction for over $1 million US at auction. He is shown here in 1935. (General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Babe Ruth's 1918 contract with the Boston Red Sox has sold for more than $1 million US, along with other baseball memorabilia up for auction in Baltimore.

The contract was among about three dozen Ruth-related items up for auction Saturday night at the Sports Legends Museum a day after the 100th anniversary of Ruth's major league debut. Ruth was born in Baltimore.

A spokesman for Goldin Auctions says a recently discovered Ruth bat from 1916 to 1918 sold for $214,000. But the first ball Ruth hit over the fence at Yankee Stadium did not reach the minimum price to sell.

A Mickey Mantle glove from 1965 to 1966 sold for $180,000. And a Roy Campanella MVP award sold for $180,000.

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