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Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em: Notable Red Sox-to-Yankees Defections

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Babe Ruth

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No journey from Beantown to the Bronx equals Babe Ruth's, a trip -- thanks to cheapskate Sox owner Harry Frazee, who sold him prior to the 1920 season -- that spawned generations of Yankees dominance and an 86-year curse on Boston. -- Matt Marrone