1916 BoSox World Series championship button showing Babe Ruth will be in Hake’s Sept. 23rd auction

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1916 BoSox World Series championship button showing Babe Ruth will be in Hakes Sept. 23rd auction

YORK, Pa. – The legend of Babe Ruth, the historical importance of the Paul Muchinsky (1947-2015) pinback button collection, and the mystery of why a Detroit brewery would promote the 1916 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox form an intriguing backstory that continues to unfold at Hake’s Auctions. Only known Boston Red Sox 1916 World Championship button, unusually large 6in size, advertises ‘Alpen Brau – Detroit’s Champion Beer’ and features images of manager Bill Carrigan plus 24 teammates, including future Hall of Famers Babe Ruth, Herb Pennock and Harry Hooper. Provenance: personal collection of the late Dr. Paul Muchinsky. Opening