NAMES & FACES
The bat the “Iron Horse” used to hit his last two home runs, in an exhibition game in 1939, is being auctioned off again. Once owned by actor Kurt Russell’s family, the bat is part of a Yankees Legends offering by Heritage Auctions. The entire collection is from one owner and has mostly Yankees-related memorabilia, including a bat used by Roger Maris in the 1961 season when he hit a thenrecord 61st homer. Gehrig gave the bat he used for the homers in the exhibition game to Bing Russell, Kurt Russell’s father, who was a batboy with the Yankees. It stayed in the family until Jill Franco, Kurt Russell’s sister and the mother of former majorleaguer Matt Franco, sold it in an auction in November 2011 for $403,664.
Few things in life rattle the 6foot-8, 260-pound former NHL enforcer. Then he tried acting — and was terrified. “It’s a different kind of nerves,” Scott said. “I’ve been in front of big stadiums, I’ve fist-fought tough guys and that’s nerve-racking. It’s so much different walking onto a stage where you’re the new guy and you don’t really know what to do.” The lovable lug, who made headlines when fans voted him into the 2016 NHL All-Star Game, in which he then won MVP honors, is 35, retired and considering his next move. Although Scott enjoyed taping an episode of the CBS drama “S.W.A.T.” and likely will make a cameo appearance in the movie about his story, “A Guy Like Me,” he won’t star as himself or pursue an acting career.