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‘’THE THUMPER’’ HIT .400 ON THIS DAY

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On September 28, 1941, the last day of Major League Baseball’s
regular season, the Boston Red Sox’s Ted Williams got six hits
in eight at-bats during a doubleheader in Philadelphia, boosting
his average to .406. He becomes the first player since 1930 to hit
.400. "I guess I’ll be satisfied with that thrill out there today," he
tells the Boston Globe about hitting .400. "… I never wanted
anything harder in my life."

In addition to his .406 batting average—no major league player
since Williams has hit .400—the left fielder led the big leagues
with 37 homers, 135 runs and a slugging average of .735.

Williams, nicknamed “The Splendid Splinter” and “The Thumper,
” began his big-league career with the Red Sox in 1939.

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SPORTS CARD SOLD FOR RECORD AMOUNT

A Mickey Mantle baseball card is now the most expensive piece of sports  memorabilia : NPR

(CBS News) – A mint condition Mickey Mantle baseball card sold
for $12.6 million Sunday, blasting into the record books as the
most ever paid for sports memorabilia in a market that has
grown exponentially more lucrative in recent years.

The rare Mantle card eclipsed the record just posted a few months
ago — $9.3 million for the
jersey worn by Diego Maradona when
he scored the contentious "Hand of God" goal in soccer’s 1986
World Cup.

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Mickey Charles Mantle "the Commerce Comet"
(October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995)

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DEBUT OF ‘’THE YANKEE CLIPPER” IN 1936

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Joseph Paul DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999)

On May 3, 1936, Joe DiMaggio gave baseball fans what they wanted.
In his debut at Yankee Stadium against the St. Louis Browns, the “$75,000 rookie” recorded a triple and two singles in six plate appearances.

Joe Dimaggio 1939 Play Ball Sgc 3 Very Good Nice Eye Appeal! Rookie Card #26

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ROOKIE JERSEY GOES UP FOR AUCTION

Image 1 - Kobe Bryant 1996 Fleer Ultra Rookie #52 PSA 9 Mint Los Angeles Lakers - Rare

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — A jersey worn by Kobe Bryant
in his rookie season, including two playoff games, will be sold
at auction.

David Kohler of SCP Auctions said “the jersey from the 1996-97
season could fetch between $3 million and $5 million in an online
auction that begins May 18”.
   

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David Kohler, SCP Auctions

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THE ‘’HAMMER’’ WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1934

State and local officials pay tribute to baseball legend Hank Aaron -  Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

Hank Aaron dies | 11alive.com
Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron
(February 5, 1934 – January 22, 2021)


Hank Aaron (
"
Hammer" or "Hammerin’ Hank"), was a pro
baseball
right fielder who played 23 seasons in Major
League Baseball
(MLB), from 1954 through 1976.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest baseball players
in history, he spent 21 seasons with the
Milwaukee/
Atlanta Braves
in the National League (NL) and two
seasons with the
Milwaukee Brewers in the American
League
(AL).

His 755 career home runs broke the long-standing MLB
record
set by Babe Ruth and stood as the most for 33
years; Aaron still holds many other MLB batting records.

He hit 24 or more home runs every year from 1955 through
1973 and is one of only two players to hit 30 or more home
runs in a season at least fifteen times. In
1982, he was
inducted into the
National Baseball Hall of Fame in his
first year of eligibility.

MLB Hall of Famer and home run king Aaron passes away | WHOP 1230 AM | News  Radio

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