Babe Ruth Jersey Grabs $4.4M

Shirt bears names of city, King of Swing
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2012 12:28 AM CDT
Updated May 21, 2012 1:01 AM CDT
Babe Ruth Jersey Grabs $4.4M
Close to the heart of the Great Bambino.   (AP Photo/SCP Auctions)

The Great Bambino's baseball jersey has knocked one out of the park. Babe Ruth's cotton No. 44 shirt grabbed a hefty $4.4 million at auction. The road jersey worn by the Sultan of Swat in the 1920s busted a record for sports memorabilia. The previous record-holder—the original rules for basketball—went for $4.3 million. Ruth's jersey sports "New York" in big blue letters across the chest, and "Ruth, G.H."—for Ruth, George Herman—in pink script along the back of the neckline, notes the New York Daily News. (Read more New York City stories.)

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