Babe Ruth’s first negotiated contract with the New York Yankees is up for auction. It’s expected to get up to $1 million dollars.
Signed by the most famous player of all time, the 94-year-old piece of parchment outlines the terms of the deal including an astounding $52k per season so long as Ruth adhered to a couple rules. Specifically, no drinking and no whores and be in bed by 1am.
Alright, so no mention of whores, but the booze and curfew are legit.
But the big one … a clause that was added which spelled out that Babe was to “refrain entirely from the use of intoxicating liquors and that he shall not during the training and playing season in each year stay up later than 1 o’clock A.M. on any day without the permission and consent of the club’s manager.”
This contract was the first with the Yankees. Ruth played out his original contract from the trade that sent him over from the Boston Red Sox.
Other stipulations included that Ruth had to drop down a $30 deposit for his uni and wasn’t allowed to play other sport while under contract.
Is screwing hookers a sport?