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Pink Power: Hall’s Bat Stays in the Family

The special pink Louisville Slugger used by Bill Hall to win a game on Mother’s Day went on the Major League Baseball auction block shortly afterward. The winning bid was a shocker, but maybe not when you consider who bought it and why.



The story from SLAM! Sports in Canada.

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Milwaukee Brewers’ Mark Attanasio.

If you remember on Mother’s Day, players used pink bats to honour their moms. Brewers infielder Bill Hall fanned three times and dropped a successful bunt in his first four at-bats Sunday, May 14 against the New York Mets.

With Hall’s mom, Vergie, watching and two outs in the 10th, Hall hit a walkoff homer over the right-centre field wall.

All pink bats were put up for an online auction to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Attanasio plunked down a winning bid of $25,535 and presented the Louisville Slugger, C271-L model to Vergie in a ceremony before Friday’s game.

It was the third-highest bid for an item auctioned on MLB.com. Top two were the lineup card from Game 4 of the 2004 World Series at $165,000 and a Harley Davidson motorcycle at $70,000.


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