January 3, 1920: The Boston Red Sox trade Babe Ruth to the Yankees in exchange for $125,000
Who else could be the best trade in Yankees history other than the greatest Yankee to ever play the game?
Babe Ruth was already an established name with the Red Sox as both a pitcher and hitter, helping them win the World Series in 1915, 1916 and 1918.
Then-Boston owner Harry Frazee decided to come out with a play that tanked and needed to finance it, and he had Ruth demanding a raise in pay, so in order to make back the money on the botched event, Frazee sent Ruth to the Yankees in exchange for money.
In his first season with the Yankees, Ruth hit 54 home runs and 137 RBI, while batting .376.
In 1923, Ruth hit 41 home runs and 131 RBI while batting .393 and won the A.L. MVP Award.
In 1927, the team known as "Murderers' Row," Ruth set the record for most home runs in a season with 60.
While as a member of the Yankees, Ruth won the World Series in 1923, 1927, 1928 and 1932.
In the Fall Classic, Ruth hit .326 with 15 home runs and 33 RBI.
Ruth hasn't played baseball since 1935 and died in 1948, but yet here we are, 77 years later and we still talk about "The Great Bambino."
Babe Ruth not only saved baseball after The Black Sox Scandal of 1919, but he helped changed the entire fortune of the Yankees franchise.
And he will go down as the best trade ever made in Yankees history.