Babe Ruth HR ball up for auction

Updated: April 11, 2014, 8:17 PM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

An autographed baseball that might be the first home run Babe Ruth launched into the house that he built is heading to the auction block.

The ball, signed by Ruth at the "New Yankee Field" and dated Feb. 14, 1923, corresponds to the day that Ruth was called to the new stadium to inspect the park and take some swings. In four inches of snow, Marshall Hunt of the Daily News reported, as recapped in the 2006 book "The Big Bam," that Ruth stood in a place where the batter's box would ...

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