Baseball Hall of Fame Calls Joe Pepitone’s Mickey Mantle Bat Lawsuit a Shakedown

Aug 20, 2021

Per The Athletic: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum described Joe Pepitone’s claim to ownership of Mickey Mantle’s 500th home run bat as a “shake down,” in a federal court filing Friday.

Pepitone last month sued the Hall for $1 million and the bat, claiming he has always owned it. In his version of events, he lent the bat, inscribed with his signature, to Mantle and then to the Hall.

Source: Daniel Kaplan at The Athletic