Lou Gehrig Bat Sells For More Than $1 Million At Auction


In case you’re still not sure how much money professional athletes make, try this on for size.

While the unemployment rate is at an all-time high, a guy that has been dead nearly 80 years just pulled in a cool million.

This after one of Lou Gehrig's bats recently sold for $1 million at auction.

The bat Hillerich & Bradsby bat that the Iron Horse used at Columbia University, with the Hartford Senators and his early days as a New York Yankee featured his last name and a special message from the manufacturer on the side.

“It was one of Gehrig’s favorite bats and one he likely used over several seasons," Chris Ivy of Heritage Auctions said. "I believe that it’s the most significant Gehrig bat in the hobby.

The final price for Gehrig's bat was $1,025,000. As for the buyer, there's no word on who bought the legendary stick, but it's a fantastic get for any baseball fan... well, anyone who can afford it.

As for former teammate Babe Ruth, one of his bats also sold for over $1 million, according to TMZ.

Just one more story about a bat to drive you insane right now.