October Legends Closing October 27,2018
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No player in recent memory carried the same expectations and anticipation as the arrival of Shohei Ohtani on the shores of America. While Japan had exported some great players, none had been heralded as another Babe Ruth. For like the Babe, Ohtani was both a great pitcher and hitter. The Japanese phenom selected the Los Angeles Angels, in part due to the presence of Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Mike Scioscia and the large population of Japanese-Americans in Southern California.

Right from the start Ohtani proved he was the real thing - his pitching dominated anything the league threw at him and his hitting was every bit as impressive as reported. On May 11, 2018 the Texas Rangers were at the Big A to face the Angels. Ohtani was the Angels DH, having pitched a 6-inning, 6-strikeout win against the Colorado Rockies four days earlier. As DH and averaging .348 at that point, Ohtani went 1-for-4 against the Texas Rangers, breaking this bat when he grounded out in the first inning to Joe Mauer. Offered is one of the few regular season Ohtani bats seen in the market. Ohtani's Goldstage Model Tamo bat displays outstanding game use and has a crack in the handle that has been professionally repaired. There are ball marks and stitch impressions present throughout the barrel. This bat comes with a LOA from PSA/DNA, who have graded this bat a near-perfect GU 9 and a MLB Authenticated hologram (JD 375560) for the game use.

Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $7,978.75
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Sunday, October 28, 2018.
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