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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 from the pitcher/slugger heydays as king of the hill. Drysdale’s Louisville Slugger 125 model bat measures 36" long. Block lettered into the barrel end is "1965 All Star Game Minnesota" along with impressed Drysdale facsimile signature. Model number "K55" is factory stamped in the knob. General rack wear is evident but the barrel shows minimal evidence of ball contact. The ‘65 Midsummer Classic was played on July 13, 1965 at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minnesota. The game resulted in a 6–5 victory for the NL. Drysdale pitched to a single batter in relief and helped secure the win for teammate Sandy Koufax. He did not get an at-bat. What a terrific pro model bat from the personal collection of perhaps 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: $500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,772
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Sunday, April 24, 2016.
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