Vintage Joe Ducky Medwick Model Baseball Bat Leader Very Rare Special Us Army
OFFERED HERE IS AN EXTREMELY RARE "LEADER' MODEL 1916 JOE "DUCKY MEDWICK BASEBALL BAT. MARKED SPECIAL SERVICES US ARMY LEADER' DUCKY MEDWICK MODEL. APPARENTLY THESE BATS WERE MADE OF NORTHERN WHITE ASH WOOD AT THE TIME. ALSO MARKED HILLERICH & BRADSBY CO.
PLEASE SEE THE PICTURES AS PART OF THE DESCRIPTION AS THIS IS THE BAT YOU WILL RECEIVE. BAT SHOWS IT'S AGE HAS CRACKS AND SPLITS AND LOOKS WEATHERED BUT, IT STILL READABLE AND IN SOLID CONDITION. HAS A GREAT PATINA OF AGE. NOT MUCH ORIGINAL FINISH LEFT.COMES MOUNTED A=IN A VINTAGE PACKAGE FOR SALE BUT, I WILL TRY AND OPEN TO GET PICTURES IF DESIRED. Hall of Famer Joe "Ducky" Medwick was a key member of the St. Louis Cardinal teams of the 1930s and early-1940s. Furthermore, Medwick was one of the top hitters during his prime years.
In 1937, Medwick became one of the few hitters in baseball history to win the Triple Crown, an achievement that makes his bats even more appealing to professional bat collectors. While Medwick played for a few different teams during his career, wearing several uniform numbers during that, he played during an era when marking uniform numbers on knobs or barrel ends was not a common practice. One interesting note is that earlier in Medwick's career, he tried to get people to call him Mickey. " As a result, some of his bats were manufactured with "Mickey Medwick branded on the barrel. Apparently, he wasn't too fond of being called "Ducky" at first but later warmed up to the nickname.