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Why the New York Yankees “Buying” Players Is Good for Baseball

many times have you heard that the Yankees buy their players? How many times have you heard how the Yankees buy their championships?

You have probably heard a combination of both questions over the past decade. How valid are these questions? In fact, it is possible to buy players. Players have been bought since baseball first began.

In the late 1910s, Red Sox owner Harry Frazee was trying to sell Babe Ruth to finance a Broadway play. Frazee had strong offers from both the White Sox and the Yankees. The White Sox had offered baseball legend Shoeless Joe Jackson and $60,000; but, the Yankees offered $100,000 cash—equivalent to $1,063,667 now—and thus, Ruth was sold to New York.

In addition, even current players are trying to ...

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