Babe Ruth 500th HR Bat Sold For Over $1 Million!
OK, MLB fans the iconic Babe Ruth bat is headed to a new home and it only cost one person $1 million bucks. Read on Babe Ruth bat sold…
CelebNSports247.com reports that the bat Ruth used to hit his 500th career home run was auctioned off on Saturday in Southern California for more than $1 million dollars.
We have the latest MLB BITES news, regarding the Babe Ruth Bat that sold this past weekend. Though, the buyer of the iconic Babe Ruth bat was NOT revealed by SCP Auctions.
The History of The Iconic Babe Ruth Bat:
Ruth autographed the bat and gave it to former Suffern, New York, mayor Jim Rice in the 1940s, per the report. The Rice family held on to it for nearly 75 years before putting it up for auction.
Ruth was the first MLB player in history to hit the 500-home-run mark, doing so in 1929 against the Cleveland Indians. He is currently third on the all-time homers list with 714, trailing just Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds. Albert Pujols is the closest active player to catching Ruth with 656 career home runs, according to YahooSports.
before this sale, the bat Ruth used to hit his first home run at Yankee Stadium in 1923 sold for nearly $1.3 million in 2004.