With the New York Yankees having endured their first losing campaign in 40 years, the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers focused elsewhere as October of '65 approached. While the Bronx Bombers had been the Dodgers' opponent in eight of the latter's nine World Series appearances (dating back to 1941), the '65 Junior Circuit titlists hailed from Minnesota, where remnants of the original Washington Senators franchise advanced to the World Series. Holding the Twins to a paltry .195 team average, the Dodgers prevailed in a 7-game Fall Classic.
Commemorating that 1965 championship season, this beautiful blond Wally Moon H&B professional model game used bat measures 34-1/2" long and weighs in at 33-1/2 ounces. Bat shows evidence of light use. The apparent initials “JK” are written in black marker on the bottom of the knob which is stamped with the M159 model number. Twenty-eight members of the 1965 Dodgers team have signed the bat in period black marker including Sandy Koufax, Walt Alston, Don Drysdale, Gilliam, Torborg, Moon, Perranoski, Wills, Roseboro, Willie Davis and many others. The evenly matched strong signatures give the item superb overall display quality. Full letter COA from PSA DNA.
PSA/DNA Certification #AE06947
It is the opinion of PSA/DNA Authentication Services that the signature(s) listed below is/are genuine. According to the Certification Database, this item is defined as follows:
||1965 Los Angeles Dodgers
|Country of Origin
||Hillerich & Bradsby