Babe Ruth paid $20 US Dollars (USD) to get his 700th home run ball back. On 13 July 1934, the professional baseball player hit home run number 700 when his team, the New York Yankees, was playing against the Tigers in Detroit. The young boy who had retrieved the ball after Ruth hit it out of the park was offered $20 USD, or the 2010s equivalent of $277 USD, and another baseball autographed by Ruth. It is also believed that the $20 USD offer was applied by Ruth for the fans who caught his 500th and 600th home run balls as well.
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