Sport Babe Ruth's 500th homer bat sells for more than $1 million

20:16  15 december  2019
20:16  15 december  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Ruth ' s 500 th bat was a gift he bequeathed to the former Mayor of Suffern, New York, Jim Rice, back in the mid-1940 s . Ruth befriended the former Terry, who practices law in New Jersey, said the family insured the bat for more than $ 1 million . Ruth ' s personal items have fetched high prices at auctions.

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LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) Babe Ruth has hit another one out of the ballpark.

This undated file photo shows Babe Ruth. © AP Photo/File This undated file photo shows Babe Ruth.

The bat used by the legendary baseball player to hit his 500th home run was auctioned on Saturday for more than $1 million.

SCP Auctions didn't identify the buyer. The auction was held in Laguna Niguel, California.

Ruth hit his 500th homer on Aug. 11, 1929, in a game against the Cleveland Indians. According to SCP Auctions, the ball cleared the right field wall at League Park and rolled down Lexington Avenue.

Ruth was the first of just 27 Major League Baseball players to reach that mark.

He gave the autographed bat to his friend, former Suffern, New York, Mayor Jim Rice, in the 1940s. It's been in the family for nearly 75 years.

Another Ruth bat used to hit the first home run out of Yankee Stadium in 1923 sold for nearly $1.3 million in 2004.

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