MOST LOPSIDED TRADES,
BY OAKLAND A'S
BY TEDDY WAYNE
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Original Trade: Boston Red Sox trade Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for $125,000 (1920).
Beane Trade: Red Sox also acquire rights to high-school star Lou Gehrig, California kindergartner Joe DiMaggio, and unborn son of semipro player and zinc miner Mutt Mantle; as part of three-way deal, the word "curse" is expunged from the Oxford English Dictionary.