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Babe Ruth’s bat used to hit 500th home run sold for more than $1M

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A long-lost radio interview with Babe Ruth, considered by many to be the greatest football player to ever be found. The 1943 image was taken during the second world War, shows the intimate details of Ruth’s life, touching on topics such as how he picked up his club and how he got his nickname.

The bat used by Babe Ruth to hit his 500th home run was auctioned off and sold for more than $1 million.

SCP Auctions of Laguna Niguel, Calif., sold with the signed copy of price of $1,000,800 in December. 14. The Bambino hit his historic 500th homer on Aug. 11, 1929, in a game against the Cleveland Indians.

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In This Nov. 11, 2019 at the latest pictures released by SCP Auctions, Inc., it shows that the bat used by Babe Ruth to the horn of his 500th career home run in 1929.
(SCP Auctions, Inc. via AP)

According to SCP Auctions, the ball cleared the right-field wall in League Park, and it rolled down Lexington Avenue.

Ruth was the first of only 27 Major League Baseball players to reach that mark.

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American baseball player George Herman Ruth (1895 – 1948) known as ‘Babe’ Ruth.
(Photo by MPI/Getty Images)

The Sultan of Swat, he gave the bat to his friend, the former Suffern, New York, New York city Mayor, Jim Rice, and in the 1940’s. It’s been in the family for over 75 years.

The auction house did not identify the buyer.

LONG-LOST BABE RUTH TO THE WORLD WAR II-ERA RADIO INTERVIEW, FOUND IN THE OBSCURE ARCHIVE

NEW YORK, 1931. Babe Ruth hits during batting practice at Yankee Stadium before a game in 1931.
(Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)

Babe Ruth memorabilia is big business. One of the other Ruth’s bat used to hit the first home run of Yankee Stadium in 1923 sold for nearly $1.3 million in 2004.

In November, the Babe Ruth rookie card was auctioned for more than $110,000. Earlier this year, a 1916 Babe Ruth baseball card was auctioned for more than $130,000.

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In 2018, a long-lost Babe Ruth’s World War II-the era of Babe Ruth, a radio interview surfaced after the discovery, in the archives of the Cheshire Academy, a private school in Connecticut.

Fox News’ Chris Ciaccia, and the Associated Press contributed to this article.

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