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NotMyPresident @ironstowe
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#Trump And I have heard for many years -- what's the worst trade in the history of sports? Babe Ruth,19-year-old pitcher, for $100,000 and a 35-year-old third baseman

He was 24 not 19
He cost $125,000
No 35 year old third baseman was included in the deal.

Babe Ruth was "drafted" as a pitcher.

#FactCheck There was no draft in Ruth's era.

Ruth hit his home runs in the "dead ball" era.


The dead ball era famously ended with Ruth's emergence as a slugger.

"$100,000" for which Ruth was purchased is "probably like $25 million today."

#FactCheck $100,000 in December 1919 is $1.3 million today.
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