July 22, 2020 Summer Games (#54)
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In the top of the ninth inning during Game 5 of the 1942 World Series, Whitey Kurowski launched a two-run home run to put the Cardinals up 4–2. Though the Yankees put two on in the bottom on a single and error with no outs, Beazley picked off Joe Gordon at second and retired the next two batters to end the game and give the Cardinals the championship. Offered is the bat Kurowski used for the dramatic 9th inning home run that propelled the Cardinals to the 1942 World Series Championship. Manufacturer: Hillerich & Bradsby Model Number: Pre Model Labeling Period: 1939-42 Length: 35 inches Weight: 33.1 ounces Wood: Ash Finish: Standard. This Hillerich & Bradsby model Pre Model Jimmy Brown Professional model bat is uncracked and exhibits evidence of outstanding use. Many ball marks are visible on all sides of the barrel. Cleat marks can be seen on the right, left and back barrel. Green bat rack streaks can be seen on the handle. Engraved on the back barrel is the inscription “Home Run Hit By G. Kurowski, St. Louis Cardinals Third Basemen, Won Final Game Using This Bat In World Series 1942”. The subject Jim Brown professional model bat is attributed to being game-used by teammate Kurowski to hit the 9th inning home run and has been marked to memorialize the event. The bat was on display in the Helms Athletic Foundation Museum for years. It is common practice for players to use the bat of another player, especially if both players use the same model. PSA/DNA has graded the bat a GU 10. Accompanied by a PSA/DNA LOA.
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