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    1930's Hank Severeid Post-Career Game Bat. The ancient typed page affixed to the barrel of this signature model Hillerich & Bradsby tells a thrilling story--stating that this is the bat Severeid used to hit a double off of Jesse Haines in the seventh game of the 1926 World Series--but bat expert John Taube finds that this attribution is in error. Apparently this is instead a post-career bat used during the former member of the Yankees American League Championship team as a coach. Heavy use is evident, particularly in the checking of the grain on the back barrel. Original grip tape on knob. Length thirty-six inches. Consigned by the Severeid family.

    The Hank Severeid Collection.

    This is one of nine lots deriving from the personal collection of Henry "Hank" Severeid, whose baseball career began as a twenty-year old catcher for the 1911 Cincinnati Reds and ended only with his sudden passing while working as a scout for the 1968 Boston Red Sox. A member of the 1925 Senators and 1926 Yankees American League Championship teams, Severeid dedicated over half a century of his life to our National Pastime, and Heritage is pleased to present the following selection of artifacts from his journey. All lots are consigned directly by the Severeid family.


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    November, 2011
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
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