Sports

Kirk Gibson Bat Sells For $575,912.40

Los Angeles Dodgers

NEW YORK SPORTS HEADLINES

Get our weekday morning briefs direct from the WFAN newsroom
Sign Up

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) The bat Kirk Gibson used for his historic home run for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1988 World Series sold for $575,912.40 early Sunday in SCP Auctions’ October/November auction.

Gibson’s home jersey from Game 1 of the World Series went for $303,277.20.

The auction also included Gibson’s 1988 World Series batting helmet ($153,388.80), NL most valuable player award ($110,293.20), World Series trophy ($45,578.40) and World Series road uniform ($9,664.80). Proceeds from the sale of the World Series trophy and MVP award will benefit the Kirk Gibson Foundation.

The identities of the winning bidders weren’t revealed.

Also, a 1934 Babe Ruth professional-model bat used by Ruth to hit career home run No. 702 sold for $137,865.60, a Ty Cobb H&B side-written professional model game-used bat went for $75,330, and a 1953 Mickey Mantle New York Yankees game-worn, autographed road jersey sold for $62,256.

© 2010 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.

Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.