• Your one stop for college news and resources!
On Campus

Roberto Clemente bat turns up in family attic

Clemente autographed bat sells at auction for $41,825

Roberto Clemente’s bat from game seven of the 1960 World Series was auctioned last Thursday at the National Sports Collectors Convention held at Baltimore Oriole’s Camden Yards ballpark. The bat used by the legendary right fielder slugger sold for $41,825, but that is the least interesting thing about it.

Clemente’s bat was not pulled from any hall of fame archive or museum, no. It turned up in the attic of a Pittsburgh family, the late father of which Clemente personally bestowed his autographed lumber during the aftermath and fan-filled chaos following the Pirates’ World Series win over the New York Yankees.

Clifford Baxter, a Pittsburgh policeman assigned to crowd control duty at the Pirates’ then home turf, Forbes Field, came into the Baxter-family kitchen saying, “Hey, guys look what I have. I got this bat at the game and the Pirates won. I got the bat from Clemente,” recalls Andrew Baxter, son, who was 11 at the time.

A once prized, spur of the moment possesion, Clemente’s bat eventually wound up in the Baxter family’s attic among years of neglected family treasures. Not having grown up as baseball fans, the brothers never thought twice about the bat’s potential worth.

Clifford Baxter died in 1972 — eerily enough, the same year as Clemente — and only after their mother’s passing in 2012 did Andrew and his two younger brothers, Denny and Clifford Jr., come across the bat while cleaning out the attic of their parents’ home.

What was unusual about the bat was the name stamped on it. It read “Momen Clemente,” which the brothers later learned was a childhood nickname of the right field slugger. Always pensive and deep within his own thoughts, Clemente would respond to others’ questions or remarks with “Momentito,” which translates to “Hold on a second.”

It was this unique stamp that allowed Jonathan Sheier, lead cataloger for Heritage Sports Collectibles in Dallas, to identify the Baxter’s Clemente bat as a genuine piece of sports memorabilia. Hillerich & Bradsby Co., the makers of the Louisville Slugger who keep detailed records of players’ bats each season, reinforced the bat’s authenticity. Length, weight, handle taper, wood type, knob type and barrel stamp confirmed the bat actually did belong to Clemente during the 1960 season, though it is unknown whether or not the Baxter bat was used by Clemente to hit an RBI single in the eighth inning of the World Series’ game seven.

Despite the bat’s newly acquired value, the Baxters feel no attachment to their father’s gift and put Clemente’s bat up for auction with an internet bid starting at $22,000.

When asked about their father’s reaction to the bat’s value if he were alive today, Andrew Baxter said, “My father would have been tickled to find out that this thing is worth what it’s worth. I could see him jumping up and down.”

Previous ArticleNext Article

403 Comments

  1. Will you mind generally if I quote any of your current blog posts on condition that I include acknowledgement along with sources back to your web page? My internet site is in the exactly the same area of interest as yours and my targeted visitors will take benefit from many of the content your site present in this article. Feel free to let me know if it is okay for you. All the best!

  2. Thank you for your entire effort on this web site. Betty delights in working on research and it’s easy to see why. Many of us know all about the compelling medium you deliver vital tricks through your blog and in addition strongly encourage response from visitors about this area while our favorite simple princess has been discovering a whole lot. Have fun with the remaining portion of the new year. You are always performing a remarkable job.

  3. Nice information, many thanks to the author. It is incomprehensible to me now, but in general, the usefulness and significance is overwhelming. Thanks again and good luck!

  4. I?ve learn several excellent stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how a lot effort you put to make this type of great informative web site.

  5. Pingback: Google
  6. Pingback: electronics
  7. Pingback: prazdniki 2041
  8. Pingback: trah_net_621
  9. Pingback: prazdniki oktybr
  10. Pingback: strap-on
  11. Pingback: online business
  12. Pingback: ejaculating dong
  13. Pingback: install america
  14. Pingback: massive dong
  15. Pingback: Access Denined
  16. Pingback: Sex Toy Haul
  17. Pingback: sex toys
  18. Pingback: penis pump
  19. Pingback: AdamandEve
  20. Pingback: Subscription Box
  21. Pingback: prostate toy
  22. Pingback: Film izle
  23. Pingback: g-spot vibrator
  24. Pingback: best vibrators
  25. Pingback: pesni free
  26. Pingback: sex toys for men
  27. Pingback: silicone vibrator
  28. Pingback: Favorite Adult Toy
  29. Pingback: tabata training
  30. Pingback: one stop jewellery
  31. Pingback: strap on sex toy
  32. Pingback: free photos
  33. Pingback: vibrating panties
  34. Pingback: rabbit vibrator
  35. Pingback: milf porn online
  36. Pingback: Tire Pressure
  37. Pingback: drivers
  38. Pingback: friv
  39. Pingback: Painters Brisbane
  40. Pingback: Gadgets for kids
  41. Pingback: pain relief
  42. Pingback: NFL DFS
  43. Pingback: College Basketball
  44. Pingback: فروش طلا
  45. Pingback: College Basketball
  46. Pingback: DraftKings NBA
  47. Pingback: how to
  48. Pingback: lynny den segodnya
  49. Pingback: booty boot camp
  50. Pingback: Curency conveter
  51. Pingback: Xxx live sexy cams
  52. Pingback: Trending hip hop
  53. Pingback: Sexlive
  54. Pingback: Tire change
  55. Pingback: سكس
  56. Pingback: Live sex girls
  57. Pingback: Freexxx
  58. Pingback: lesbian sex
  59. Pingback: Porno videos
  60. Pingback: Hot babe
  61. Pingback: Sexy shemale show
  62. Pingback: Iphone deal
  63. Pingback: sona vibrator
  64. Pingback: سكس
  65. Pingback: sex ideas
  66. Pingback: mobile marketing
  67. Pingback: rechargeable vibe
  68. Pingback: best vibraters
  69. Pingback: dildo perform
  70. Pingback: wand massager
  71. Pingback: Global Geeks
  72. Pingback: butt plug video
  73. Pingback: سكس
  74. Pingback: MILF
  75. Pingback: سكس مترجم
  76. Pingback: see through thong
  77. Pingback: DFS
  78. Pingback: gaming
  79. Pingback: nyc penthouse
  80. Pingback: criminal lawyer
  81. Pingback: AUTO AUCTION
  82. Pingback: ben wa ball review
  83. Pingback: facebook
  84. Pingback: lesbian strap ons
  85. Pingback: mp3 songs
  86. Pingback: aflampornhd
  87. Pingback: djpunjab mp4
  88. Pingback: adult seo
  89. Pingback: Dog Art
  90. Pingback: best sex toys
  91. Pingback: tongue sex toys
  92. Pingback: masturbation toys
  93. Pingback: djswoope
  94. Pingback: Apple
  95. Pingback: Pure Wand Massager
  96. Pingback: breast play
  97. Pingback: bunny sex toy
  98. Pingback: poker88
  99. Pingback: big glass dildo
  100. Pingback: chocolate dildos
  101. Pingback: MILF Porn
  102. Pingback: mp3juices
  103. Pingback: tubidy mp3
  104. Pingback: sex toy for men
  105. Pingback: hardest vibrator
  106. Pingback: clit vibrator
  107. Pingback: bullet sex toy
  108. Pingback: Google
  109. Pingback: g spot stimulator
  110. Pingback: adam and eve shop
  111. Pingback: rocks off toy
  112. Pingback: sobytiya
  113. Pingback: iPhone 7 Charger
  114. Pingback: Iphone charger
  115. Pingback: Lenovo
  116. Pingback: oral sex
  117. Pingback: lesbian sex toys
  118. Pingback: full apps download
  119. Pingback: boston amazon
  120. Pingback: free gaming
  121. Pingback: Steuerberatung
  122. Pingback: pure kona coffee
  123. Pingback: rembacken
  124. Pingback: God
  125. Pingback: thruster rabbit
  126. Pingback: Best Magic Wand
  127. Pingback: Penis Pump Review
  128. Pingback: Best Sex Swing
  129. Pingback: strapon female
  130. Pingback: Anal Toy
  131. Pingback: slovari vse
  132. Pingback: Dominatrix Bondage
  133. Pingback: افلام سكس
  134. Pingback: giant dildos
  135. Pingback: top rated vibrator
  136. Pingback: Cheap Hosting
  137. Pingback: سكس
  138. Pingback: dog supplies
  139. Pingback: Abraaj
  140. Pingback: hosting
  141. Pingback: buy hoverboard
  142. Pingback: buy hoverboard
  143. Pingback: where to buy phenq
  144. Pingback: overhanging beam
  145. Pingback: Cyberharassment
  146. Pingback: free phone cases
  147. Pingback: Augora California
  148. Pingback: how to invest
  149. Pingback: sportsman gifts
  150. Pingback: US Hulu Cards
  151. Pingback: FS 19 mods
  152. Pingback: yoyomedia
  153. Pingback: Endless game
  154. Pingback: djkhan
  155. Pingback: Remote support
  156. Pingback: jesus quiz
  157. Pingback: celine
  158. Pingback: nail art academy
  159. Pingback: handbags
  160. Pingback: Valentino Garavani
  161. Pingback: Prada
  162. Pingback: YSL
  163. Pingback: Stella Mccartney
  164. Pingback: النگو پهن
  165. Pingback: هپاش
  166. Pingback: لارجرباکس
  167. Pingback: ixxx porn
  168. Pingback: Free Shipping
  169. Pingback: dagje uit
  170. Pingback: مه ساز
  171. Pingback: the mini swan wand
  172. Pingback: massage web design
  173. Pingback: خرید vpn
  174. Pingback: jasa bola
  175. Pingback: Alexander McQueen
  176. Pingback: Bottega Veneta
  177. Pingback: Balenciaga
  178. Pingback: Burberry
  179. Pingback: Lesbianas
  180. Pingback: خرید vpn
  181. Pingback: calendar 2011
  182. Pingback: xmobile pro
  183. Pingback: خرید vpn
  184. Pingback: apps for pc
  185. Pingback: discount coupon
  186. Pingback: Adult SEO
  187. Pingback: Fendi
  188. Pingback: Bvlgari
  189. Pingback: Chloe
  190. Pingback: hdmobilesex.me
  191. Pingback: خرید vpn
  192. Pingback: Shoptips
  193. Pingback: tiket pesawat
  194. Pingback: خرید vpn
  195. Pingback: sexawy
  196. Pingback: FS19 mods
  197. Pingback: خرید vpn
  198. Pingback: Hybrid mobile app
  199. Pingback: خرید vpn

Leave a Reply