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Lot 621: 1961-63 Ken Hubbs Game Used H&B Bat (34”)
One can only imagine what might have been. Second baseman Ken Hubbs won the Rookie of the Year award in 1962. He set records with 78 consecutive errorless games and 418 total chances, and became the first rookie to ever win a Gold Glove award. Hubbs was afraid of flying, and decided to overcome that fear by taking flying lessons. He was killed in a crash in poor weather while flying his Cessna 172. Hubbs had obtained his license only two weeks earlier. This is an almost impossible bat (34”) to find as it’s one of only a few known to exist. Hillerich and Bradsby model S2 with “16” written on the knob. Uncracked with light use.
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