Lou Gehrig’s bat sells for more than $1M

A bat used by New York Yankees great Lou Gehrig has sold for more than $1 million.

The bat, which dates back the early 1920s, was put up for auction by Heritage Auctions in Dallas in February with a $950,000 reserve price.

Gehrig, who died at 37 in 1941, batted .340 with 493 home runs and 1,995 RBIs in 17 seasons with the Yankees (1923-39). He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1939 by a special election.

A bat used by fellow Yankees legend Babe Ruth to hit his first home run at Yankee Stadium sold in 2004 for $1.3 million.

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