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Ty Cobb Bat To Be Auctioned During All-Star Week

The Estimated Price Range For The Bat Is $75,000 To $125,000
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(Photo Credit: Ezra O. Shaw /Allsport)

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DETROIT (AP) — A baseball bat given by Tigers legend Ty Cobb to Detroit’s postmaster will be auctioned off during All-Star week.

The century-old, 34.5-inch bat used by “The Georgia Peach” is available to the highest bidder through Hunt Auctions.

It belongs to a descendant of William Nagel, who was a friend of Cobb’s. Nagel also sometimes threw batting practice to Cobb.

Nagel’s great-grandson, Duffy Ross, is the one who’s selling off the bat through the auction at MLB All-Star FanFest in New York. The auction ends on Tuesday.

The estimated price range for the bat is $75,000 to $125,000.

Ross says “it’s nice to know” his great-grandfather “played even a small role in the success of one of baseball’s all-time greats.”

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