The first-ever player to earn MVP and Rookie of the Year plaudits in the same season (1975), Fred Lynn also has the distinction of launching the only grand slam in All-Star Game history (1983). As he swung for the fences for unsuccessful pennant drives in Baltimore and/or Detroit, Lynn brandished this Rawlings-Adirondack bat during the 1987-1989 labeling period. The (31.6-oz/34-1/4”) “DD26” block-letter model features a black “Smith” finish and shows moderate use with ball and stitch marks about the barrel, as well as a 7” crack on the upper portion of the handle.
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