Thursday, June 06, 2013

A Jackie Robinson Game Bat Found by a Good Samaritan at a Garage Sale

Here's a video from KCCI of a great story.  A frequent garage sale buyer in Des Moines, Iowa came across an unusual bat that was for sale for $1.00.  It contained some telling signs to the shopper that pointed to it potentially being used by a Dodger Hall of Famer, Jackie Robinson.  Then, this bargain shopper did something I dare say a lot of people wouldn't do.  He went to the owner and made mention of what he thought she had, and after a brief talk found out that the owners uncle was former Dodger and a sometime roommate of Jackie's, Joe Hatten.

Obviously, once finding out what she may have, she decided they wanted to keep the bat as a family heirloom.

I'm sure there are many of you who are wondering "what kind of dope doesn't buy it and keep it for themselves?"  But, I prefer to praise the gentleman for being a honest man who would prefer to be good to a neighbor.

On a side note, I'm not very familiar with game-used material, especially of a legend like Robinson, but considering her family background it's a pretty good indication that this could be the real thing.  Now, watch the video below and enjoy.

A Big Hat Tip to Gray Ghost on the Net54 message board for pointing this out.

Video Link: KCCI via AOL

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