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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/24/2016
Throughout his career, Don Drysdale's command of home plate wasn't limited to his use of chin music. The pitching ace was also dangerous with a bat. For his career, Drysdale launched 29 homers (among pitchers, only Warren Spahn hit more), collected 218 hits and drove in 113. In his finest campaign ever at the plate in 1965, Drysdale hit .300 (39-for-130) with seven home runs. Offered here is one of the lesser-mentioned tools of Drysdale's trade: a professional model bat issued to the pitcher/slugger for a watershed event in his storied career. Drysdale’s Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 34.75" long. Block lettered into the barrel end is "World Series 1959 Los Angeles Dodgers" along with impressed “Drysdale” in block letters. Model number "K55" is factory stamped in the knob. General rack wear is evident but the barrel shows minimal evidence of ball contact. In just their second season in Los Angeles, the Dodgers would continue on to match their World Championship tally built over seven decades of Brooklyn haplessness, claiming a four games to two World Series victory over the Chicago White Sox. This exceptional piece of lumber was issued to the future Hall of Famer for that historic campaign, and possibly carried to the plate during Drysdale's Game Three Fall Classic victory at the Los Angeles Coliseum. One of the finest pro model bats to emerge from the personal collection of the greatest slugger ever to enter the Hall of Fame as a pitcher.

Includes LOA from the Drysdale Family.

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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,934
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Sunday, April 24, 2016.
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