Bautista bat flip home run ball fetches $28K US at auction
Hit heard around the world keyed Blue Jays’ 2015 ALDS victory over Texas
Jose Bautista's bat-flip ball has sold at auction for more than $28,000 US.
Lelands Auction House's website showed Saturday morning that the ball, which was hit into the stands at Rogers Centre during Game 5 of the 2015 American League Division Series between the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers, had sold for $28,252.80.
There were 17 total bids. The reserve bid, set on Jan. 4, was $3,500.
The Blue Jays won the game to rally from a 2-0 deficit in the best-of-five series. They then lost to the eventual World Series champion Kansas City Royals in the AL Championship Series.
Bautista is currently a free agent after leaving Toronto in 2017 and playing for the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies in 2018.