Lot # 500: TONY GWYNN'S 1989 NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING TITLE AWARD (GWYNN COLLECTION)

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Item was in Auction "Winter Premier Auction 2017",
which ran from 1/4/2017 1:00 PM to
1/21/2017 8:00 PM



Please note that while there have been replicas of Tony Gwynn’s various silver bats seen in the marketplace, the offered bat is the original example that Gwynn received from MLB in honor of his winning the 1989 National League batting title.

 

With a final 3 for 4 outburst on the last day of the season, Tony Gwynn became the first National League player since Stan Musial to win three consecutive batting crowns. Gwynn’s Batting Champion trophy bat is sterling-plated, weights approximately 25 ounces and measures 33 3/4 inches. The barrel is engraved “BATTING CHAMPION 1989,” “NATIONAL LEAGUE” AND “B.A. .336” The bat is set up exactly like one of Gwynn’s signature models with his signature engraved on the barrel end and the Louisville Slugger center brand beyond the upper handle. The bat shows some light scuff marks from handling but remains very bright. A stunning award for Gwynn’s 3rd batting crown. Further validating the historical importance of this item, in July, 2016 the National League announced that its annual batting championship award will be re-named in honor of the late Mr. Padre. Henceforth, the winner of the NL batting title will receive the Tony Gwynn Award.

Includes LOA from Alicia Gwynn.