Wanna buy Babe Ruth’s 1920 jersey?

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Some people are saying that it’s the most valuable piece of memorabilia ever:

The 92-year-old professional-grade wool flannel jersey has enough soiling, stains and fabric repairs to establish that its owner tumbled after fly balls and slid into second base. More often he trotted around the bases in his signature choppy steps.

The Y in the words “NEW YORK” is embroidered on the double-thick button placket, proof to experts that the road jersey was made circa 1920. Stitched next to the Spalding manufacturer’s label on the collar are these letters in faded pink script: Ruth G.H.

The “choppy steps” thing aside — we all realize that his gait looked choppy because of the speed of the film, right? And that he ran like any other big dude runs? — this is really cool.  And it’s up for bids. Experts say the price will exceed the $2.8 million paid for a mint Honus Wagner card, which is the current record holder.

Frankly, I’m shocked some second rate card company hasn’t chopped it up and inserted it into deluxe packs yet.

Starling Marte carted off field after outfield collision

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Pirates center fielder Starling Marte was carted off the field during the eighth inning of Friday’s contest against the Giants. Marte was racing in to field a fly ball from Yangervis Solarte when he collided at full speed with shortstop Erik González. The two were knocked down by the impact and quickly attended to by the Pirates’ staff, who helped Marte sit up on a cart and removed him from the game.

The extent of either player’s injuries, if any, have yet to be revealed. Following the incident, both Marte and González were officially removed from the lineup, with JB Shuck shifting from left to center field, Jung Ho Kang moving over to shortstop, Colin Moran covering third base, and Jason Martin in the left field corner.

The Pirates currently lead the Giants 4-1 in the ninth.