Babe Ruth World Series watch auctioned
Babe Ruth's 1923 World Series watch draws high bid of $717,000 at New York City auction
Associated Press
2014-02-23 02:42 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Babe Ruth's pocket watch from the 1923 World Series sold for $717,000 at an auction Saturday.

The pentagonal 14-karat gold watch was bought by a telephone bidder who is remaining anonymous, Heritage Auctions said.

The timepiece was part of a set given to Ruth and his Yankees teammates after they beat their rivals, the New York Giants, in the 1923 World Series.

Ruth batted .368 and hit three home runs in the series, the first of the Yankees' 27 world championships.

Another highlight of the auction was a 1911 bat used by "Shoeless" Joe Jackson. It sold for $956,000.

Jackson was banned from baseball after he and his Chicago White Sox teammates were accused of fixing the 1919 World Series.

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