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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-20-2016

Williams [Arizona] News, April 20, 1916:

An improved baseball bat is the recent invention of George J. Blahos, a sailor on board the U.S.S. Mississippi. His device can be applied to any bat by any carpenter, says New York World. It consists of cutting slots in the thick or batting end of the bat, inserting in them strips of nonresilient material, cardboard, for instance, fastening these with a peg driven through at right angles to them.

And thus, George J. Blahos invented the corked bat. Anyway, here’s a copy of his patent filing.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 20, 2016 at 11:17 AM | 32 comment(s)
  Beats: bats, dugout, equipment, history

Friday, April 08, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-8-2016

Pittsburgh Press, April 8, 1916:

According to a Cleveland war correspondent Chick Gandil swings the heaviest bat used in the American league. His sticks weigh around 56 ounces. In the National league Larry Doyle and Jack Meyers are said to use the heaviest bats.

56 ounces is ludicrously heavy. Edd Roush’s 48 ounce bat is frequently called the “heaviest in Major League history”, but if this report is accurate, Gandil’s bats were ~17% heavier than Roush’s bats.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 08, 2016 at 07:51 AM | 15 comment(s)
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