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Postby StlSluggers » Thu Nov 04, 2004 12:39 pm

RUTH'S HOMER BAT IN AUCTION

The bat Babe Ruth used to belt the first home run ever hit in Yankee Stadium will be auctioned by Sotheby's New York on Dec. 2. The bat signed by Ruth after his homer helped sink his former team, the Boston Red Sox, at opening day of Yankee Stadium on April 18, 1923, is the highlight of a sale devoted to the history of baseball. The big-barreled Louisville Slugger bat is expected to fetch more than $1 million. Other items in the auction include the 1955 World Series ring that belonged to Brooklyn Dodgers shortstop Pee Wee Reese and Mickey Mantle's first major league home run baseball.
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Postby Sox FANatic001 » Fri Nov 26, 2004 1:21 pm

wow

some impressive items there...
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Postby Tavish » Sun Dec 05, 2004 10:11 pm

It sold for a pretty nice price. I suggest they break it open and check for cork. }:-)
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Postby funatic » Sun Dec 05, 2004 11:30 pm

Tavish wrote:It sold for a pretty nice price. }:-)


wow...

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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Mon Dec 06, 2004 12:29 am

Pretty cool stuff. ;-D I can't believe that's all it went for.
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Postby eftda » Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:03 pm

Tavish wrote:It sold for a pretty nice price. I suggest they break it open and check for cork. }:-)

Don't they have xrays for that? :-? If I remember correctly thats what they did to Sosas HOF bats.
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Postby GiantFan666 » Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:13 am

eftda wrote:
Tavish wrote:It sold for a pretty nice price. I suggest they break it open and check for cork. }:-)

Don't they have xrays for that? :-? If I remember correctly thats what they did to Sosas HOF bats.


Yeah they could x-ray it , but what would be the point? The only thing it would do is de-value the bat and Ruth as a player... Not sure I would trust it if they did and it came back neg. for cork anyways... When MLB x-rayed all of Sosa's bats did they expect them to say yep he was cheating!!! Not a chance!
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Postby eftda » Thu Mar 17, 2005 7:48 pm

I would think that if the bat was corked then it would be worth a little more.
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