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Babe Ruth's Former "Home Plate Farm" Listed For Sale

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The two-acre suburban Boston property where Babe Ruth lived from 1922 to 1926 has hit the market. It was here that the ball player—fresh from a pitching career with the Boston Red Sox—spent his first few years as a New York Yankee, a trade that would come to define his legacy as a slugger.

Now, about Home Plate Farm: the five-bedroom main house, built in 1800, spans 5,000 square feet and features a mix of original and renovated details, a vaulted master suite, and a charming sunroom. Also on the property is a 5,000-square-foot barn that contains stables, an office, and a separate one-bedroom apartment. According to the Mercury News, the home comes complete with a bit of Ruth folklore; it sits not far from a pond
"where the remains of a piano that reportedly once belonged to Ruth is thought to be submerged. Legend has it that Ruth, who rented a hunting cabin on the pond, pushed an upright piano onto the ice one winter during a party, then left it there until the ice melted and piano plunged into the water." Anyway, Home Plate Farm is listed for $1.65M—far more than what one of baseball's greatest players made in his entire career.

· Babe Ruth's suburban Boston home for sale [Mercury News]
· 558 Dutton Road, Sudbury, Mass. [Coldwell Banker]