MILWAUKEE, November 8, 2018 / PRNewswire / – In 1924, legendary American baseball player Babe Ruth broke through his first home run of the season at the behest of pitcher Walter Johnson, who later joined the Hall of Fame. At the end of the match, the player signed the winning bat and presented it to high school student Phil Grossman.
The young man won a widely battered baseball competition in the press, held for a whole year with sponsorship from the LA Herald. As a prize, he received the same bat with which Babe struck his first home run in the 1924 season.
The photo in which Ruth signs a bat (see below) is the only known image of a famous baseball player, captured putting an autograph on a bit in his uniform. In addition to this photo, there is also a documentary snapshot of Ruth, crossing the main base after a home run by Johnson.
As a devoted fan of Babe Ruta, Phil Grossman throughout his life collected an album with dozens of photos and articles about his favorite player. This priceless collection will be auctioned off with a bat.
Grossman carefully kept the gift of Babe Ruta until his death in 1986. After that, the bit became the property of Phil’s nephew, Mike Robinson. Unfortunately, in 1989 both the beat and the album were stolen, but after a 29-year search, they were discovered and returned to Robinson.
The role of Babe Ruth and Watler Johnson in the history of baseball is difficult to overestimate. Both legendary athletes entered the top six players included in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Things that once belonged to Babe Ruth are considered a true treasure for any collector. Six (6) and
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