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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 34.75" long. Block lettered into the barrel end is "1963 All Star Game Cleveland" 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 ‘63 Mid-Summer Classic was held in Cleveland, Ohio, at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. The game was won by the National League 5–3. In the unusual role of closer, Drysdale pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth inning to garner a save, but did not register 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.: $2,291
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Sunday, April 24, 2016.
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