Were you in County Stadium on Sept. 9, 1992, when Robin Yount collected his 3,000th career hit? Did you ever wonder what it would be like to possess the baseball or bat the Milwaukee Brewers’ Hall of Famer used for that magical milestone? Well, those items and many more formerly owned by the Milwaukee baseball icon can be yours if you bid successfully in an online auction beginning Wednesday and running through Aug. 20.
Hall of Famer Robin Yount has consigned dozens of items from his personal memorabilia collection including the bat and ball from his 3,000th hit, to SCP Auctions. The company will offer the items in its upcoming 2016 Mid-Summer Classic online auction.
SCP Auctions will be offering the prestigious Robin Yount Collection as part of its upcoming 2016 Mid-Summer Classic online auction. Drafted by the Brewers third overall in 1973, Yount made his debut for Milwaukee in 1974 at the age of 18 and quickly became the Brewers’ starting shortstop. With almost two full seasons as a regular before he turned 20, he broke Mel Ott’s longstanding record for most MLB games played as a teenager with 243. He won his first A.L. MVP as a shortstop in 1982 (.331/29/114) before switching to center field, where he captured his second league MVP award in 1989 after batting .318 with 21 home runs and 102 RBI.