The suburban Boston home where Babe Ruth lived after he had been sent to the New York Yankees is for sale, and the asking price is more than Ruth made in his entire playing career.
The estate known as Home Plate Farm in Sudbury, Mass., is on the market for $1.65 million.
Ruth, who for decades held the major league career home run record with 714, lived in the home from 1922 to 1926, according to broker Scott Adamson, of Coldwell Banker Residential brokerage.
"This is a great old antique house," Adamson said Monday, estimating the home dates to about 1800. "It's got a ton of modern features, but I think Babe Ruth would still recognize it even today because it retains many of the original features."
Ruth played for the Red Sox from 1914 to 1919, for the Yankees from 1920 to 1934 and for the Braves in 1935. In his 22-year career, he earned less than $911,000 total, according to baseball-reference.com .
The former home run king is still a major draw among collectors and baseball buffs: An Iowa family's collection of baseballs signed by Ruth just before he died recently sold at auction for more than $200,000.
The 5,000-square-foot, five-bedroom, 3 1/2-bathroom home on a two-acre plot has undergone extensive renovations since the 1920s, including "a chef's dream kitchen, richly detailed family room, a sunny master suite with vaulted ceilings" and more, the listing says.Page 1 of 3 | Next Page