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He hit .346 with a home run against the Washington Senators in the World Series, which Pittsburgh won in seven games.

He led the Pirates to the pennant again two years later, but they lost the World Series to the New York Yankees.

Pitcher Zach Thompson has never been considered a blue-chip recruit.

Provenance: Our consignor purchased this bat from a Goodwill store in Heidelberg, PA. The store was located a mere 7 miles from old Forbes field.

It is most likely this bat was gifted by Pie Traynor to a local fan that lived within miles of the stadium.

“The consignor sees himself as a curator of Yankees history,” said Chris Ivy, director of Sports Collectibles at Heritage Auctions, “so the collection is remarkably comprehensive in scope and breadth, but with a heavy concentration on the most significant Yankee memorabilia available in the hobby.” The owner has chosen to remain anonymous but has built a museum-worthy collection.

In addition to the Ruth bat, there’s the bat with which Lou Gehrig hit the final two home runs of his life during the Yankees’ 1939 spring training schedule. 0,000 ) are in the catalog along with a bat signed and possibly used by Roger Maris the day he tied Babe Ruth with his 60 home run of 1961 (est. Autograph collectors will find a massive trove of Bronx treasures, with high-grade team balls from the mighty Murderer’s Row team of 1927 (est.

A broadcaster and writer for more than 30 years and a collector for even longer than that, he's usually typing something somewhere.

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