A Lou Gehrig game model bat once kept by a door for homeowner protection and nearly given away, set a new record at auction early Sunday.
While picking up an award, Cal Ripken Jr. took time for a tour of the Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum.
The Ironman swings a bat once used by the man whose iconic record he broke. Cal Ripken and Lou Gehrig connect through a historic artifact coming to auction.
A buyer snaps up a 1927 Lou Gehrig bat for more than $200,000 while an Ernie Banks jersey from the almost magical 1969 Cubs season also sold for big bucks.