had a home in Boston, but his main residence was on Park Avenue. He had made the comment that the "best thing about Boston was the train ride back to New York." A show business wheeler-dealer who owned a theater on 42nd Street in Manhattan, close by the New York Yankees offices, Frazee was a gambler. And he was always hustling, scuffling about for a buck, always overextended in one theatrical deal or another.
Miller Huggins went to Boston to find out from Frazee what it would take to acquire the young George Herman Ruth.
The cash price agreed upon was “the sum of ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND ($100,000) dollars.” In 2017 money that would be worth $1,463.224.24.
"No one hit home runs the way Babe did," his teammate Lefty Gomez said. "They were something special. They were like homing pigeons. The ball would leave the bat, pause briefly, suddenly gain its bearings, then take off for the stands."
The golden age of Yankee baseball can be traced directly to their acquisition of George Herman Ruth.