A key component in the rebuilding of the Florida Marlins following their post-World Series fire sale in 1997, Texas-born Josh Beckett proved his mettle throughout his tenure, excelling during both the regular season and postseason. This bat was ably employed by the powerful right-hander during the 2001-2003 labeling period, a span that culminated with Beckett winning the World Series MVP honor.
The Louisville Slugger (31-oz/34”) “R219” block-letter white ash weapon features a black “Smith” finish, a cupped end, silver-colored identifiers and a flare-style knob. Beckett's number "61" (which he wore from 2001-2003) in inscribed in white paint pen on both the knob and cupped end. The uncracked lumber shows excellent game use with ball, bat-rack and deeply embedded stitch marks about the barrel, as well as transposed blue-ink stampings from OML baseballs. Comes with a full photo LOA from John Taube, PSA/DNA.