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 May 5, 2005
Red Sox Fever
Babe Ruth Contract Gets Top Dollar
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A Red Sox fan says he'll pay as much as one million dollars for the 1919 contract spelling out Babe Ruth's sale to the Yankees. Fans consider the sale the root of the curse that kept the Red Sox from a World Series Victory for 86 years.
   Rhode Island philanthropist Alan Shawn Feinstein owns the contract, and is auctioning it off to raise money for charity. An earlier sale on e-Bay fell through when the document failed to draw the price Feinstein wanted. This time, it will be sold through auction house Sotheby's. The auction is set for June Tenth.
   Fan Kevin King says he's ready to pay the 500-thousand dollar minimum price Feinstein plans to set. He also said he'd pay a million if that's where the bidding goes. He's the managing partner of online casino Royal Sports. King wants to give the contract to the Red Sox for display in a team museum.

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