The most expensive baseball bat, the vintage baseball bat that Babe Ruth used to hit a home run in the first game at Yankee Stadium, went for about $1.3 million at an auction recently, as ridiculous as it may sound. When the Louisville Slugger used by Babe Ruth to hit his first home run at Yankee Stadium in 1923 went up for auction, some worried that the winner would destroy it, either to break the dreaded “Curse of the Bambino” and allow the Red Sox to win the World Series that year, or to sell pieces of it for profit.
On December 2, 2006, Sotheby’s auction house sold the most expensive baseball bat at their sale. No other baseball bat in history has ever come close to selling for the same price as the one used by Babe Ruth. Who bought Babe Ruth’s bat? The buyer is unknown at this time. The guy is suspected of being a baseball collectibles collector and hobbyist.
What’s more incredible is that a spokesman for the buyer later told reporters that they were willing to pay even more for the baseball bat. The most expensive baseball bat, which Ruth gave to a Los Angeles high school batting champion as a prize, has an autograph.
The model number, 148, of the 46-ounce bat is still visible among the lathe marks. When the Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 in the 2004 World Series, the Curse of the Bambino was lifted. This historically significant baseball bat is the most expensive baseball bat.
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