The Yankees sweater of Babe Ruth New York was auctioned for a record $ 5.64 million.
The jersey, dating from around 1928-1930, broke the previous record of $ 4.4 million for a 1920 Ruth jersey, according to Hunt Auctions.
The more than 400 pieces of Ruth's auctioned memorabilia were provided by the family of the late Hall of Famer and a few other collectors.
"For many years, we cherished the items in her personal collection and were fortunate to represent her legacy as part of our many family activities," said Linda Ruth Tosetti, granddaughter of Babe Ruth.
"The decision to share items from her personal collection was made with particular care and her intention to bring her legacy to a new generation of baseball fans." The Babe collection remained in largely unknown to the general public, and we thought it was time There can be no other place to present these items than the Yankee Stadium, and we are delighted to be able to benefit from the charities related by the sale of these objects. "
Ruth recorded a record 714 career records, from 1914 to 1935, including a season record of 60 in 1927. He played 22 seasons, mostly with the Boston Red Sox and the Yankees.