The first-ever player to post 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in the same season, former St. Louis Browns star Ken Williams also snapped Babe Ruth’s run of single-season home run titles, taking the honor in 1922. The offered Hillerich & Bradsby Ken Williams post-career professional model bat was issued to an unknown player and side written in 1932. The (31.2-oz/34”) white ash signature model weapon features a “Bone Rubbed” stamping near the center brand and a Hornsby-style knob. Moderate use is evident with a series of vintage nails about the barrel and a 9” H-shaped handle crack. On the hitting surface, grease pencil “side writing” reads: “Andy Nelson 6.24.32.” While there are no records of a player of that name in either the big leagues or minors in 1932, he enjoyed this bat at some level and was requesting additional models. Auction LOA from John Taube, PSA/DNA.
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