# Babe ruth
First Baseball Hall of Fame Class | This Day in Sports History
On this day in sports history (1936), the first Baseball Hall of Fame class was inducted. The five players selected were Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Honus Wagner and Christy Mathewson.
Red Sox Sell Babe Ruth to Yankees | Today in Sports History
Today in sports history, one of the worst trades in baseball history was agreed upon. On December 26th, 1919, the Boston Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the rival New York Yankees for just $25,000. The trade would see Ruth’s career flourish and provide the Yankees franchise with multiple championships. On the Boston side, the “Curse of the Bambino” had begun and would last until 2004 when they finally won their next World Series.