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    1950 Joe DiMaggio Game Used Bat, PSA/DNA GU 7.5. The old man still had it. Though thirty-five years old and operating in what would prove to be his penultimate season, the legendary Yankees center fielder still wielded the most dangerous bat in the American League during the 1950 baseball season. He drove in 122 runs with thirty-two homers and seventy-five extra base hits to pace the league with a .585 slugging percentage. Joe would jolt in two more runs in the four-game World Series sweep of the Whiz Kids of Philadelphia, as well, taking Hall of Fame hurler Robin Roberts deep in the top of the tenth inning of the second contest for what would prove to be the game-winner. For the tenth and final time, the name Joe DiMaggio would appear among the top ten vote-getters for the American League MVP Award, a prize he'd already claimed three times en route to Cooperstown immortality.

    The Yankee legend used this Hillerich & Bradsby model D29L bat (35" and 33.5 ounces) when he was winding down his career in pinstripes. John Taube's analysis reveals "excellent" use characteristics with ball marks on the left and back barrel. The handle has suffered a 12.25" crack from when the Yankee Clipper must have been sawed off. The model number (D29L) is listed on the knob.

    This particular model of bat does not appear on DiMaggio's ordering record. Taube offers the following explanation in his detailed letter: "we must consider two possibilities, a non-recorded order which, though not common, does occur or a team ordered bat."

    The exhaustive research also mentions there are several non-recorded orders within the PSA database which include the likes of Hank Greenberg, Roy Campanella, Johnny Bench, Mike Schmidt and more." Overall, a fine piece of lumber from the twilight of DiMaggio's career. LOA from PSA/DNA, GU 7.5.


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