Lelands is offering a 1932 Babe Ruth game bat in its newly launched Classic Auction, one it says could have been used to launch his “Called Shot” home run in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series against the Cubs. The bat was originally believed to have been a 1935 bat, perhaps the last of his career, gifted to former teammate Wally Berger. However, research disproved … [Read more...] about 1932 Ruth Gamer at Auction; Is It His “Called Shot” Bat?
Mickey Mantle bat
Mickey Mantle using an illegal bat? Say it ain’t so. But it is…or was…and now that 35” Adirondack stick confiscated by an umpire is on the block at the All-Star FanFest Auction. Hunt Auctions is offering the bat, removed from play by home plate umpire Ed Hurley in 1958. The episode is rarely discussed today and got virtually no media attention when it … [Read more...] about Mickey Mantle’s Illegal Bat Part of FanFest Auction
The bat Ted Williams used during his final All-Star Game appearance in 1960 sold for $138,000 Tuesday afternoon at the All-Star FanFest Auction in Cincinnati. Hunt Auctions offered the bat after it was discovered in the family home and consigned by his daughter, Claudia. The bat carries a hand-written note from Williams indicating it was used during the second All-Star … [Read more...] about Ted Williams’ Last All-Star Bat Sells for Big Bucks in Cinci
It’s been five months since word of a possible corked Mickey Mantle game model bat surfaced and the late Hall of Famer’s sons are still aggressively working to dispel any notion that their father was a cheater. The bat first appeared on Grey Flannel Auctions’ website last May, along with X-rays showing a hole drilled through the barrel. It had been consigned by an Orlando, … [Read more...] about Mantle Family Still Speaking Out Over Bat