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    1957 Billy Martin Game Used Bat, PSA/DNA GU 9.5. A famous brawl at Manhattan's Copacabana nightclub accounts for the number "4" on the knob of this signature model Hillerich & Bradsby M110. Martin had worn pinstripes adorned with a number "1" until June 15, 1957, a month after his birthday celebration ended in a drunken melee that left a Bronx deli owner with a broken jaw. The Yankee brass identified Martin as the loose nail tearing at the fabric of the team, and considered his influence on their leading star Mickey Mantle to be too large a risk to keep Martin around, banishing the fiesty second baseman to the lowly Kansas City Athletics.

    The bat exhibits heavy use in the form of ball marks, stitch impressions, rack streaks, barrel and handle scoring, and a professionally repaired handle crack. Length and weight are thirty-five inches (35") and thirty-one ounces (31 oz.) respectively. Martin bats are very rare--in fact, this is just the fourth example to appear on the hobby's major auction block in the past twenty years. LOA from PSA/DNA, GU 9.5.


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    February, 2016
    20th-21st Saturday-Sunday
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