Spring 2012 Catalog Auction > Sports > The Sal LaRocca Collection
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Lot 569: Gino Cimoli Game Used Bat
Gino Cimoli will forever be the answer to the trivia question: Who was the first man to bat in a major league baseball game on the West Coast? The outfielder led off the first game between the Dodgers and Giants on April 15, 1958, striking out as a new era in baseball commenced. This game-used Hillerich and Bradsby model K55 shows nice use and has a slight crack. Signed on the barrel, the bat weighs 33 oz, measures roughly 35" and dates from 1964-65, when Cimoli was wrapping up his career with the Orioles and Angels.
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