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04-08-2006, 07:27 AM
Around 1976 did Tony Oliva order any M117 model bats.

04-08-2006, 08:05 AM
In reviewing Oliva's records, there are no reocrds for M117 model bats at any time during his career. In 1976, Oliva placed 6 orders. There were 4 orders for D2 models and 2 orders for K55 models. All bats were 35" long and weights were between 31 and 32 ounces. If you have a legitimate looking M117 model, it may be a team indexed bat, or a professional model bat ordered by another player or team. If I can be of further assistance, let me know. Jim

04-11-2006, 03:17 PM
I hope you are not referring to this bat that sold on ebay in the last couple of days.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Tony-Oliva-Minnesota-Twins-Game-Bat_W0QQitemZ8791256801QQcategoryZ60596QQssPageNam eZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

This bat is not a Tony Oliva gamer. I should know because I was the fool who bought it from the seller many months ago. It took sometime to get my money back from them. Mike Specht was a valuable source in helping me resolve this issue.

04-11-2006, 03:59 PM
I figured that was the reason for the inquiry. He's been trying to pass that bat off as a Tony Oliva bat for quite some time.