Lou Gehrig, Kurt Russell’s Dad And A Home Run Bat With A Grand Story To Tell

Consider the bat a baton, handed from a distinctly American sports legend on his last legs to a youngster about to embark on a distinctly American adulthood. Just don’t call it pure Hollywood: Bing Russell knew fact from fiction, and the story of how Lou Gehrig gave him the last bat he used to hit a home run is reality without a show, not yet anyway. SCP Auctions is currently taking bids on the bat, and it’s projected to be one of most valuable baseball pieces ever sold. Read full story on yahoo sports here.