1915 Philadelphia Phillies Game 1 World Series Ticket Stub - Babe Ruth's First World Series Appearance

Sold For: $2,040

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1861

Item Year: 1915

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Ticket stub from Game 1 of the 1915 World Series at Philadelphia between the Phillies and Boston Red Sox. While all early World Series tickets are scarce, the offered ticket is especially significant because Game 1 marked Babe Ruth's World Series debut. Ruth, who was in his first full major league season in 1915, pinch hit for starting pitcher Ernie Shore in the ninth inning of Game 1 and grounded out. Unfortunately for Ruth, that one at bat represented his only appearance in the Series. Grover Alexander defeated the Red Sox 3-1 in Game 1, but Boston won the next four to capture its second World Championship of the decade. The ticket stub (2.5 x 1.5 inches) displays a number of light creases, a tiny edge tear, and a large amount of surface paper loss on the reverse. In Fair to Good condition. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000+.

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