How much would you pay for Babe's crib?

May, 7, 2012
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Babe Ruth's old house is for sale. From the story.
Babe Ruth's old house and they are asking for $1.65M. It is 5,000 square feet. From the story.

he 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 Boston Red Sox from 1914 to 1919, then for the Yankees from 1920 to 1934. His playing salary over a 22-year career was less than $911,000, according to baseball-reference.com

The 5,000-square-foot, five-bedroom, 3-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.

Imagine how much Derek Jeter's house in St. Jetersburg, FL will go for one day. It is a mere 26,000 feet bigger than Ruth's little place.

What would you pay for Ruth's house?
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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