Lot # 1890: 1926 World Series Game 4 Ticket Stub - Babe Ruth Hits Three Home Runs!

Starting Bid: $300.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2020",
which ran from 7/24/2020 12:00 PM to
8/16/2020 6:00 PM

Ticket stub issued for Game 4 of the 1926 World Series between the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals held at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis on October 6th. The Yankees, behind the power of Babe Ruth's bat and the pitching of Hall of Famer Waite Hoyt, defeated the Cardinals 10-5 in Game 4 of the 1926 Fall Classic, which evened the Series at two games apiece. Game 4 is perhaps best remembered for Ruth keeping his promise to an eleven-year-old fan named Johnny Sylvester, who had been hospitalized and requested an autographed baseball from Ruth. The boy was sent a ball signed by many Yankees players, including Ruth, who also wrote a note indicating that he was going to hit a home run for the boy in the upcoming game. Ruth more than delivered on his promise by hitting three home runs and driving in four runs. Unfortunately for both Ruth and Sylvester, the Cardinals defeated the Yankees in seven games to capture the club’s first World Championship. The ticket stub (2 x 4.25 inches), issued for a "Lower Deck Res.” seat, displays a few moderate creases and areas of surface paper loss on the reverse from having once been mounted in an album. Technically in Fair to Good condition overall, but closer to Excellent in its overall frontal appearance. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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