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    1982 Willie Wilson American League Batting Championship Silver Bat Award. Make no mistake--this is not a "Silver Slugger" award, presented to the best hitter at each defensive position, but rather the one and only "Batting Champion" award presented to the player with the highest batting average in the League (American, in this scenario) at the close of the season. Trumped only by the MVP and Cy Young in prestige as a recognition of individual player excellence, the Silver Bat is at least their equal in aesthetics, effectively a much heavier and shinier replica of the recipient's signature model Louisville Slugger, engraved with the details of his brilliance. In this case, it reads, "Batting Champion - 1982, American League, B.A. .332." Any imperfections in the finish are so minor as to overstate them by a mere mention--from any reasonable viewing distance, the bat presents as NRMT-MT. Highly coveted by advanced collectors, these Silver Bats rarely are made available for public ownership, so interested parties should bid accordingly. A truly special piece from the veteran Kansas City Royals outfielder.

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