Hall of Fame teammates Lou Gehrig (left) and Babe Ruth (right) have had bats sell for more than $1 million. The Rucker Archive/Icon Sportswire

Lou Gehrig bat sells for more than $1 million at auction

One of Lou Gehrig's bats just sold for $1 million at auction. Yes, you read that correctly.

The is one he used at Columbia University, with the Hartford Senators and his early days as a New York Yankee, according to TMZ Sports. 

Gehrig's bat is a Hillerich & Bradsby that features 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.

In 17 years with the Yankees, Gehrig hit .340 with 1,995 RBI, 493 home runs and a 1.080 OPS. He was a two-time MVP, seven-time All-Star and six-time World Series champion. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. Although many think Boston sports fans are insufferable, Erin tries to see things from a neutral perspective. Her passion is hockey, and she believes defense wins championships. In addition to covering sports for Yardbarker, she covers Boston sports for NBC Sports Boston. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90

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