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Elephant Rumblings: White Sox sign gifted slugger Encarnacion

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  • 1919 — Boston Red Sox owner Harry Frazee makes a secret agreement to sell Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for $100,000 (one-fourth cash, plus $25,000 a year at 6 percent) plus guaranteeing a $300,000 loan with Fenway Park as collateral. The transaction will be announced publicly in one week.
  • 1993 — Free agent pitcher Dave Righetti signs a contract with the Oakland Athletics.

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