Posted 5 years ago
This bat was used by Hall of Famer Johnny Bench during the 1976 season. The bat is a Louisville Slugger, and has the Bicentenial seal burned into the bat. This was only done in 1976. The model is an R 43, one of the models he favored among others. The bat shows great game use, with ball marks, cleat marks, and pine tar. Bench's # 5 is on the knob with vintage marker. I bought this from a guy who bought it at a Salvation Army store for $10.00, and was planning to use it.