By JEFF LATZKE
TULSA, Okla. (AP)
“It’s a rare artifact from one of baseball’s legends – the only bat Mantle is known to have used in the 1951 World Series.
The 19-year-old rookie ordered only two bats for the series, which the Yankees won in six games against the New York Giants, and the other is missing. So was this one, until Evans made a trip to the Hall of Fame and was told how much the bat might be worth. He came home and retrieved it from his nephew, who had borrowed it years earlier.”