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Chambliss ball sold, bat is not

6. CHRIS CHAMBLISS' WALKOFF – Oct. 14, 1976

6. CHRIS CHAMBLISS' WALKOFF – Oct. 14, 1976
Chambliss' first-pitch walkoff homer in the ninth inning of Game 5 of the ALCS against the Royals sent the Yankees back to the fall classic for the first time since 1964. A throng of ecstatic New Yorkers mobbed Chambliss as he attempted to round the bases, making for a chaotic scene. | (Credit: AP)

Remember last week’s item in which Chris Chambliss talked about putting up for auction the bat and ball from his ALCS-winning home run in 1976?

Well, the ball sold at the All-Star FanFest Tuesday for a cool $82,655.10, including the buyer’s premium. What about the bat? Alas, it did not reach the reserve (minimum) price, so it remains available.

What was that price? The auction company would not say, but it remained on the market as of Friday afternoon, and a spokeswoman said there has been “significant interest.’’

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