Ruth led the Yankees to seven pennants. The Red Sox, on the other hand, did not win another for twenty-eight years. The sale, it was said, had left the team with $125,000 -- and 'the Curse of the Bambino.' Sure enough, the Red Sox rounded out the century without winning a title, while the Yanks racked up 25.
And what happened to the money? Frazee, a Broadway producer, used it to finance the ill-fated musical No, No, Nanette.
[The Sox broke the curse in 2004, winning the World Series with eight straight victories -- after three early losses to the New York Yankees in the American League Championship series.]