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In virtually every AL park, there is a story to tell about a mighty Jimmie Foxx homer. In Chicago, he hit a ball over the double-decked stands at Comiskey Park, clearing 34th Street. His gigantic clout in Cleveland won the 1935 All-Star Game. In Yankee Stadium, his blast high into the left field upper deck had enough power to break a seat. In St. Louis, his ninth inning blast in Game Five of the 1930 Series just about clinched it for the A's. In Detroit, he hit one of the longest balls ever, way up into the left field bleachers.

As most bat collectors know, high-grade Foxx examples are among the most elusive of the all the 500 Home Run Club members. The offered specimen, dating from 1939-43, was used by Foxx during his tenure with the Red Sox, including his prolific 1938 season that saw him lead the league in batting (.349), runs batted in (175), and finish second in homers with 50 on his way to capturing his third league MVP Award. The 33.5 ounce, 35 inch Hillerich & Bradsby Jimmie Foxx professional model bat shows evidence of outstanding use with a crack on the back barrel. The barrel is covered with prominent ball marks and ball stitch impressions. Also visible on the bat are cleat marks and green bat rack streaks. The handle had been taped in a spiral pattern to enhance the grip, but the tape has been removed. The manufacturer's markings are distinct, contributing to outstanding overall display quality. LOA from John Taube of PSA/DNA (Graded GU8).
30,000 USD - 40,000 USD

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