Posted: Jul 11, 2012 10:40 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An auction house says a baseball New York Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig hit for a home run in the 1928 World Series has sold for $62,617.
Hunt Auctions says the ball sold Tuesday at the All-Star FanFest in Kansas City, Mo. The buyer's name isn't available.
Gehrig hit the homer off St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander while teammate Babe Ruth was on base. A newspaper account quoted him calling it his most significant home run at the time.
A circa-1920s bat used by Ty Cobb also sold for $253,000.