1960 Ted Williams Game Used Bat (34.5")
This hunk of hickory was wielded by the Splendid Splinter during the twilight of his storied career. The 1950’s proved that Ted Williams was not only one of the most talented players baseball had ever seen, but also that he was one of the most durable. After becoming a veteran of two American wars, Teddy Baseball was beginning to wane in health, but nevertheless, he struck awe into any skeptics as to his ability to produce at the age he was. Williams continued to display some of the most remarkable hitting performances by any older player in history and rather than retire in 1959, when he batted .254, he retired the following year, after batting .316 with 29 HR’s, homering in his final at-bat to tally number 521. Hillerich & Bradsby W16 signature model bears the scars of many at-bats. Who knows how many historic home runs or game winning shots started at the end of this piece of lumber? There certainly are enough ball marks and signs of use to support that there were many. Top of handle is cracked (crack runs into the base of the barrel), but bat has not separated along the crack. These 34.5” bats were ordered by the Red Sox in 1960. Weighs 34 ounces. "34.5" stamped in knob.
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