Bat Mitzvah! Hank Greenberg's Bat Up for Auction

Want a bat used by Jewish baseball legend Hank Greenberg? You’ll need more than $8,000.

The Hall of Famer’s wood bat, which was signed by the 1937 Detroit Tigers, is up for auction on the website of Lelands-Sports Memorabilia and Card Auctions. The starting bid was $5,000, but as of Wednesday morning the number was over $8,000. Bidding ends Friday.

The lot description notes that “there is a deep ball mark near the crack at the top of the handle” and rates its use as “moderate.” The bat is signed by 34 team members in black fountain ink, with Greenberg signing right above his name on the barrel of the bat.

See the Cleveland Jewish News article here.