NEW YORK YANKEES BOUGHT BY COL. JACOB RUPPERT
May 22, 1923
The World reports the historic sale of the New York Yankees to Colonel Jacob Ruppert for $1.25 million–a price that included the new Yankee Stadium (and, of course, Babe Ruth)! The Yankees were at that moment poised to become the greatest baseball franchise in history as they would begin to pile up American League Pennant and World Series championships. The front page contains a small photo of Col. Ruppert while the report continues on to page 10 (Sports) with the headline: “Ruppert Buys Out Huston’s Interest In Yanks for $1,250,000.” There is a photo of Col. Huston, one of the former owners. But, perhaps best is Col. Ruppert’s formal statement on the sale in which he talks some about the history of the New York Yankees. “In 1915 our attendance was 256,000. During the past four years it has averaged annually over a million and it is not at all improbable that the attendance this year will be one and one-half millions.”
In other sports news, the Yankees win their eighth straight game 5-0 over the Chicago White Sox with Babe Ruth bashing two doubles. In another sports story, the heading reads: “Cobb’s Hit in Ninth Beats the Athletics.” The great Ty Cobb gets a game-winning single for the Detroit Tigers–story and box score.
This is the complete and original newspaper in fine condition. There are a few small blank pieces missing from the spine area, but they aren’t really noticeable. I might frame pages one and ten – it would make a historic display piece.