Babe Ruth's lost watch to be sold for $750,000

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Babe Ruth is widely considered one of the greatest players to ever play baseball and now you can own a little bit of his history- if you're very wealthy that is.

A pocket watch that was awarded to Ruth after his New York Yankees team won the 1923 World Series is to be auctioned in New York later next month.

Ruth was controversially sold to the Yankees by the Boston Red Sox and went on to help the Yankees to the first four of their 27 World Championships.

The watch was thought to be lost until it was recently brought to the Heritage auction house anonymously. The owner claims he wants to sell it in order to help fund charitable organizations.

Ruth batted .393 with 41 home runs in the 1923 season as the Yankees won their first championship.

The director of sports auctions at Heritage is very excited by the piece:

"It was the beginning of what's become the most dominant dynasty in American sports,it changed the culture and Babe Ruth's the ultimate leader of that team."

The watches were given to players who won championships until the 1930s when they were replaced by the now traditional World Series rings.

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