Hall of Famer Robin Yount has consigned dozens of items from his personal memorabilia collection including the bat and ball from his 3,000th hit, to SCP Auctions. The company will offer the items in its upcoming 2016 Mid-Summer Classic online auction.
Drafted by the Brewers third overall in 1973, Yount was just 18 when he made his debut for Milwaukee in 1974. With almost two full seasons as a regular before he turned 20, he broke Mel Ott’s longstanding record for most MLB games played as a teenager with 243. He won his first A.L. MVP as a shortstop in 1982 (.331/29/114) before switching to center field where he captured his second league MVP award in 1989 after batting .318 with 21 home runs and 102 RBI.
Yount has consigned multiple game-worn Brewers jerseys including one from 1976 and others from his MVP seasons as well as game-used fielding gloves he utilized during his long career.
As the owner of 3,142 career hits, Yount had his fair share of diamond successes including a very memorable run to the World Series in 1982 with the Brew Crew. Despite losing the Fall Classic four games to three to the N.L. Champion St. Louis Cardinals, Yount batted a phenomenal .414 with 12 hits, six RBI and a slugging percentage of .621. He was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
Auction bidding will open August 3 on the company’s website.