1955-57 Roy Campanella H&B


​Offered for sale is a 1955-57 Roy Campanella game used bat. This vintage Campy gamer shows outstanding game use. This vintage H&B gamer shows outstanding game use. There is some checking (grain swelling)) from repeated contact on the back barrel. Many ball marks are visible on all sides of the barrel. The handle has been taped. On the knob is stamped the model number (C188). Also on the knob are the remnants of a black paint notation which is commonly seen on 50s era Dodger bats.
Campanella was selected to the All-Star Game every year from 1949 through 1956. With his 1949 All-Star selection, he was one of the first four African Americans so honored. (Jackie Robinson, Don Newcombe and Larry Doby were also All-Stars in 1949.). Campanella received the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in the National League three times: in 1951, 1953, and 1955. In each of his MVP seasons, he batted more than .300, hit more than 30 home runs, and had more than 100 runs batted in. His 142 RBI during 1953 exceeded the franchise record of 130. During his career, he threw out 57% of the base runners who tried to steal a base on him, the highest by any catcher in major league history.

In 1955 (Campanella's final MVP season), he helped Brooklyn win its first-ever World Series championship. After the Dodgers lost the first two games of the series to the Yankees, Campanella began Brooklyn's comeback by hitting a two-out, two-run home run in the first inning of Game 3. The Dodgers won that game, got another home run from Campanella in a Game 4 victory that tied the series, and then went on to claim the series in seven games when Johnny Podres shutout the Yankees 2-0 in Game 7.

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