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Babe Ruth's 1918 baseball bat sold Friday at Mastro Auctions' Sports Auction for $101,069. The white-ash, Louisville Slugger was one of Ruth's first professional model, signature contract bat, meaning that it was created specifically for and approved by him. It has "George 'Babe' Ruth" stamped on the knob of the bat, as well as "Trademark Reg U.S. Pat Off."
The bat that Babe Ruth used to hit the first home run at the inaugural game at Yankee Stadium on April 18, 1923 was sold by Sothebys in 2004 for $1.265 million.