SCP Auctions November 19th, 2011 Auction
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Second baseman Billy Herman starred on four pennant-winning clubs with the Cubs and Dodgers in the 1930s and '40s. Herman still holds many fielding records, including most putouts in a season by a National League second baseman. A master of the hit-and-run play, he batted over .300 eight times and was a 10-time All-Star. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1975. Billy Herman pro-model bats are exceedingly rare: currently this is one of only three examples ever graded by MEARS. Dating from the prime of his career, the bat displays significant use along its entire length including ball marks, deeply embedded stitch marks, rack and cleat marks, and a crack in the handle (indeterminate length) that has been expertly restored (nearly invisible to the naked eye). Length: 34.75 inches. Weight: 31.5 ounces. Graded A8 by MEARS (5 point base grade, plus 3 points for use), this is one of only two Herman bats graded at this level by that firm, with none graded higher. Includes LOA from MEARS (Grade A8).