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Offered is a collection of Hillerich & Bradsby signature model bats used by Jewish players throughout the 20th century. Heavy use is evident throughout, with cracks (as noted) on most. Included are: Morrie Arnovich - a 35", 35-oz. model wielded by Arnovich during his 1936-1941 tenure in the National League. There is chipping about the knob and severe checking on the barrel. Graded 6; Ron Blomberg - a 36", 35-oz. model used by who was to become the game's first-ever designated hitter (1973) during the early portion (1969-1972) of his career with the Bronx Bombers. The is a lengthy H-shaped handle crack and what appears to by a Star of David inscribed on the knob in black marker. Graded 7; Andy Cohen - a 32-1/2", 32-oz. weapon brandished by the Baltimore native during his career (1926-1929) as the New York Giants second baseman. Sporting a Hornsby knob, the bat has a series of bat boy nails used to mend a sizable crack on the front of the barrel. Graded 6; Mike Epstein - a 33-3/4", 31-1/-oz. "ME4" example employed by the Bronx-born first baseman affectionately known as "Superjew" during his nine-year career (1966-1974) in the American League. Multiple handle cracks; Joe Ginsberg - an uncracked 34-1/2", 32-1/2-oz. "W148" model wielded by the well-traveled backstop during the 1950-1960 labeling period. Just below the barrel stampings, Ginsberg's blue marker signature shows "9" strength. Graded 8; Buddy Myer - a 35", 33-oz. bat used by the 1935 American League batting champ during the latter portion (1934-1941) of his career with the Washington Senators. Uncracked. Graded 8; Goodwin Rosen - a 34", 32-oz. model brandished by the first Canadian-born player to be named to the All-Star team (1945). Used during Rosen's 1937 stint with the American Association's Louisville club (Rosen didn't debut with the Dodgers until September 14 of that year), the side-written bat bears a grease pencil notation of "33 oz. Godwin Rosen 7-20-37 - Louisville A.A." Multiple cracks and checking throughout, with a multitude of bat boy nails. Graded 6; Si Rosenthal - a 35", 34-oz. weapon used during the Boston-born outfielder's two-year career (1925-1926) with the Red Sox. There is a 5" H-shaped handle crack, 17 vintage bat boy nails on the barrel and both an "A" stamping and lathe mark on the knob. Graded 6. LOA from John Taube/PSA DNA. LOA from Steve Grad/PSA DNA and LOA from James Spence Authentication.

1920s to 1970s Jewish Ballplayers Game Used Bats Collection (8)1920s to 1970s Jewish Ballplayers Game Used Bats Collection (8)
1920s to 1970s Jewish Ballplayers Game Used Bats Collection (8)
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Auction closed on: 12/8/2006