Winter Auction 2017 Ending January 29
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/29/2017
After becoming a superstar on the Philadelphia A’s team which won three pennants and two World Series’ in as many years, Jimmie Foxx took his muscles and big bat to Boston. In Bean Town, Foxx continued punishing American League pitchers by hitting 50 home runs in 1938 and another 35 in 1939, the former a franchise record for 67 years. 1939 also saw him hitting his second-best average of .360 and leading the AL in slugging and on-base percentage.
Foxx’s Hillerich & Bradsby bat measures 35 inches and weighs 33.4 ounces. There is a repaired handle crack and several ball marks with white leather ball scuffs can be seen. There are several depressions and green bat rack paint streaks on the barrel and “Bill” has been hand written on the knob in black marker. The bat’s stat’s of 35 inches and 33.4 ounces matches Foxx’s “His 3-15-38” model in the Hillerich & Bradsby record archives. This model was later called the “F2” and used almost exclusively by the slugger from 1939 to 1943. A stunning gamer from one of the game’s greatest home run hitters and only the second man to join the 500 Home Run Club. This bat comes with a full LOA from PSA/DNA (1B03187) for the game use, which has graded this bat a GU 8.
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