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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 35.75" long. Block lettered into the barrel end is "1964 All Star Game New York" along with impressed Drysdale facsimile signature. Model number "D145" is factory stamped in the knob. General rack wear is evident but the barrel shows minimal evidence of use. Drysdale started the 1964 Midsummer Classic and pitched three scoreless frames for the NL squad but did not register an at-bat. The game was a 7–4 victory for the NL, ended on a Johnny Callison walk-off home run. 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.: $2,082
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Sunday, April 24, 2016.
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