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Babe Ruth-signed ball sold at auction

Updated: February 7, 2014, 5:31 PM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

One of the most famous autographed baseballs in history -- the one signed by Babe Ruth with a promise to hit a home run for an ailing 11-year-old boy -- was sold for $250,641 by Grey Flannel Auctions on Thursday night.

An official with the auction house said the buyer wishes to remain anonymous.

Johnny Sylvester, who was injured when he fell off a horse in the summer of 1926, received the autographed ball that had the message "I'll knock a homer for Wednesday's game" ...

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