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    1920's Russell "Buzz" Arlett Game Used Bat. They called him "the Babe Ruth of the minor leagues," both for his six-foot four inch 230 pound frame and his 432 career home runs. Presented is the only game used bat we've ever encountered from this Pacific Coast League Hall of Famer who was voted by SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) as the most outstanding minor league player in history. The massive lumber will likewise bring Babe Ruth to mind when you feel the weight testing your wrists. Length is thirty-six inches. The "G. Spalding & Bros." lumber is attributed to the west coast slugger with a misspelled "Buzz Artlett" stamped into the barrel. Vintage nails tack down dead wood on barrel from Ruthian punishment, and a handle crack is likewise repaired. Arlett did play a single season of Big League ball with the Phillies, clubbing eighteen homers while already past his prime at age thirty-two. Who knows what he might have accomplished had he left his California home earlier?

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    May, 2012
    3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
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