The Sudbury house that Babe Ruth owned after he was sold to the New York Yankees in the 1920 is for sale. And while it looks to be little changed from the outside, inside it is a far cry from the house that Ruth knew.
The 5,124 square-foot home on Dutton Road (see the listing here) has been thoroughly modernized with high-end appliances in the kitchen, and large bathrooms with tasteful stone tiling. On the third floor is a room the current owners filled with pictures of the Bambino and other baseball memorabilia.
Listing agent Scott Adamson of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage said the current owners have meticulously renovated and updated the five bedroom, three and a half bathroom home, making sure to keep many of the additions left by the famous baseball player, who played for both the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.
“In the front room of the house, you can still see the burn makes from where Babe Ruth used to flick his ashes,” said listing broker Scott Adamson, of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
The property is two acres, and includes a large barn as well as a garage. It is listed at $1.65 million.
Ruth had previously lived in a cabin in Sudbury when he played for the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox sold him to the Yankees in 1919, but Adamson said the Bambino liked Sudbury so much he bought this house there in 1922, selling it in 1926.Gail Waterhouse can be reached at email@example.com.