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A BABE IN PIN STRIPES

On December 26, 1919: Babe Ruth’s contract was sold to the New York Yankees by Harry Frazee, owner of the Boston Red Sex.

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LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW

On December 26, 1947: New York City was blanketed in 26 inches of snow in just 16 hours.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: STEVE ALLEN

On December 26, 1921: Actor, comedian, musician, and television personality Steve Allen was born in New York City. Allen was the first host of The Tonight Show.

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