Gehrig bat from last 2 homers in 1939 up for auc­tion

The Record (Troy, NY) - - SPORTS -

NEW YORK » The bat Lou Gehrig 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 of Yan­kees-re­lated mem­o­ra­bilia, in­clud­ing a bat used by Roger Maris in the 1961 sea­son when he hit a then-record 61 homer. There’s also a glove used by Mickey Man­tle in 1965 and signed base­balls from var­i­ous Yan­kees cham­pi­onship teams.

The on­line auc­tion opened Tues­day and closes on Dec. 10 at 11 p.m. EST. The col­lec­tion, which can be viewed on Her­itage’s web­site , also in­cludes a Babe Ruth bat from his rookie sea­son with the Bos­ton Red Sox in 1915, and a bat used by Jackie Robinson dur­ing his 1949 Na­tional League MVP sea­son.

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