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Author from Maine says the curse may predate the sale of Babe Ruth
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( Portland, Maine-AP) -- An author from Maine says the curse that has supposedly hung over the Red Sox may predate the sale of Babe Ruth to the Yankees.

Will Anderson has dug up a September 12th, 1918 New York Times article that calls Boston �the luckiest baseball spot on earth, for it has never lost a world series.�

Those words were written one day after the Red Sox won their third World Series title in four years and their fifth since 1903.

Anderson wonders if it was that New York Times article that actually jinxed the franchise, because the Red Sox haven�t won a World Series since. The sale of Ruth to the Yankees came in 1920, and has since become known as �The Curse of the Bambino.�

While Boston has gone without a title since then, the Yankees have won 26 times.


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