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As Part of Deal, Jeter Gets to Keep Bambino’s Preserved Body in Apple Cellar

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Ruth or Consequences. If Jeter didn't take over the Babe's corpse, the Yanks had no backup plan.

NEW YORK (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) New York baseball purists and traditionalists can rest easy as Derek Jeter is most likely a Yankee for life. The shortstop’s three year $51M deal with the club includes an option for a fourth year and custodial rights to Babe Ruth’s preserved body. The fabled Sultan of Swat’s remains have been remarkably preserved by Abigail Bates, a librarian and amateur taxidermist.

“This is huge for me,” said Jeter. “I look forward to keeping the Babe in my apple cellar at my Greenwood Lake home. It makes for a nice conversation piece during lavish parties or quiet dinners. I’d like to thank the Steinbrenners for this little bit of added value. It was a nice touch.” (more…)