1939-40 Ted Williams Rookie Era Game Used Bat
Named in honor of another great American, Theodore Roosevelt, Ted Williams (named Teddy on original birth certificate) explored the expanses of how dynamically and constructively a ballplayer could hit the baseball, as well as fulfilling his obligations as an American citizen by taking part in not one, but two wars - World War II and the Korean War. Obtained directly from the Hall of Famer, this smooth monument of timber is from the leftfielder’s early, rookie-era days, when “the Kid” was a kid, as he played with the minor-league Padres in his hometown of San Diego, as well as the Minneapolis Millers after that, and navigates it way from the 1939/40 season - the seeding of that .406 avg. in 1941, his career .344 batting average, and those Triple Crowns and MVP’s. This Louisville Slugger proves its early roots by the small facsimile signature on the barrel which matches factory records. As one of the early bats of the greatest hitter in baseball, this shows nice use, is cracked and repaired, with plenty of nicks, and some bat rack marks. Stretches 35 inches, weighs in at 33 ounces.