Vintage Hillerich & Bradsby 1309 Softball Bat Rare & Absolutely Beautiful
VINTAGE HILLERICH & BRADSBY - 1309 SOFTBALL BAT "RARE & ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL". From a private WWII museum collection of over 20 years, featuring all types of original WWII period clothing, equipment and assorted military pieces, as well as a variety of reproduction items, uniforms, equipment, and European military surplus. All items have been part of a variety of WWII displays. The following item is offered for sale. ADDITIONAL 24 PICTURE GALLERY INCLUDED.
FROM MY DAD'S WWII COLLECTION. THIS IS A RARE & ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. VINTAGE HILLERICH & BRADSBY (1309) MODEL/SERIES "OFFICIAL" SOFTBALL BAT. THIS BAT FOR SALE >. VINTAGE HILLERICH & BRADSBY (1309) SERIES/MODEL. MADE OF WHITE ASH WOOD "ALL ORIGINAL". OFFICIAL SOFTBALL ALL OF THE BAT'S HILLERICH & BRADSBY STAMPINGS AND LOGO REMAIN IN BEAUTIFUL CRISP CONDITION WITH JUST A SLIGHT TOUCH OF WEAR ON THE LOGO "ITS A LOUISVILLE" PORTION. THIS BAT IS IN ABSOLUTEY BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL CONDITION FOR A BAT DATED TO APPROX. THE WHITE ASH WOOD FINISH IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS AND IS LITERALLY STILL "GLASS SMOOTH". FOR A BAT OVER 50 YEARS OLD. IT SHOWS VERY LITTLE PREVIOUS USE.
THIS BAT HAS BEEN IN ONLY (2) PRIVATE COLLECTIONS. MY DAD'S FRIEND, AND THEN MY DAD'S. WOOD GRAIN PATTERN & GLOSS FINISH IS SIMPLY. BARREL SHOWS A FEW MINISCULE IMPERFECTIONS FROM ITS PREVIOUS LIMITED USE.
END CAP SHOWS LIMITED USE/BALL CONTACT WITH. KNOB ALSO SHOWS THE WEAR OF LIMITED USE. NOTE >> WHEN MY DAD GOT THIS BAT. THE BAT HANDLE / GRIP WAS TAPED IN WHITE TAPE.
WHICH HAD WORN & FRAYED SLIGHTLY OVER TIME. WE REMOVED THE WHITE TAPE TO EXAMINE THE. BAT HANDLE & FOUND A TINY MINISCULE SPLIT/CRACK...
IT IS EXTREMELY TINY & WE SHOW IT IN THE 24 PHOTO. WE THEN HAD THE BAT RE-TAPED IN WHITE TAPE. WHICH WAS DONE AS A COURTESY BY A FRIEND WHO. WORKS AT DICK'S SPORTING GOODS, TO RETURN IT. TO ITS ORIGINAL DISPLAY CONDITION.
"VERY NICE BASIC TAPE JOB". THIS BAT HAS BEEN A "DISPLAY ONLY BAT". (THIS BEAUTIFUL BAT IS ABSOLUTELY NOT INTENDED FOR USE & STRICTLY FOR DISPLAY ONLY). CONTAINER AND WILL INCLUDE A CLEANING POLISHING. RAG THAT'S BEEN USED ON THE BAT FOR YEARS, AS.
WELL AS THE NEW ROLL OF WHITE GRIP TAPE. USED ON THIS BAT (BOTH INCLUDED FOR FREE).
MY DAD HAS HAD THIS BEAUTIFUL BAT IN HIS COLLECTION FOR OVER 35 YEARS. GIFT TO MY FATHER FROM HIS CHILD HOOD FRIEND. "JOEY" WHO HE GREW UP WITH. HIS FRIEND WAS ALMOST 2 YEARS OLDER & SERVED IN THE ARMY DURING THE VIETNAM WAR. DURING HIS COMBAT TOUR HE WAS BADLY WOUNDED WHICH RESULTED IN HIS BEING SENT HOME TO RECOVER, BUT HE SURVIVED. PASSION OF BASEBALL, WHICH HE PLAYED, AND LATER. ALSO COACHED LITTLE LEAGUE FOR MANY YEARS. HE WAS AN AVID COLLECTOR OF BASEBALL MEMORABILIA. AND MY DAD SAID HE HAD DOZENS OF VINTAGE BATS IN HIS SPORTS COLLECTION.
ONE DAY HE GAVE MY DAD THIS BEAUTIFUL SOFTBALL. BAT AS A BIRTHDAY GIFT. WHICH HAD BEEN SPECIAL TO "JOEY" AS BOTH HE AND THE BAT WERE KINDRED SPIRITS OF THE 1960's. MY DAD HAS CHERISHED THIS. AND AS MY DAD SPENT OVER 30 YEARS COLLECTING AND BUILDING HIS WWII MILITARIA.
COLLECTION, AND HILLERICH & BRADSBY BASEBALL & SOFTBALL BATS WERE FAMOUSLY PART OF THE GREAT. FABRIC & PASTIME OF THE G. MY DAD DISPLAYED THIS BAT IN HIS WWII COLLECTION WITH PERIOD SPORTS PIECES FOR MANY YEARS.
IT IS NOW UP FOR SALE. WE ARE NOT VERSED ON VINTAGE BASEBALL AND. SOFTBALL BATS SO WE TURNED TO THE EXPERTS. WE REACHED OUT TO A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO.
AS WELL AS FRIENDS WITH YRS. KNOWLEDGE, & WHO HAD FAMILY MEMBERS WHO PLAYED IN THE CAPE COD LEAGUE & MY DAD'S COUSIN "PAUL O'NEILL" WHO PLAYED FOR THE MINNESOTA TWINS. WHO WAS FRIENDS WITH & PLAYED WITH.
THE OTHER PAUL O'NEILL WHO PLAYED FOR THE. CINCINNATI REDS & NEW YORK YANKEES. WE HAVE SPOKEN TO THE PEOPLE AT THE. HILLERICH & BRADSBY FACTORY & MUSEUM.
AS WELL AS THE PEOPLE AT HUNT AUCTIONS LLC. WHO HAVE BEEN THE EXCLUSIVE. ALL SALES FOR THE HILLERICH & BRADSBY MUSEUM. WE WERE EDUCATED ON THE FOLLOWING >>>.
THIS IS THE HILLERICH & BRADSBY (1309) SERIES MODEL OFFICIAL SOFTBALL BAT THAT HILLERICH & BRADSBY. 1965 REPRESENTED THE FIRST YEARS THAT.
HILLERICH & BRADSBY FIRST STARTED TO STAMP &. R-SYMBOL, WHICH WAS NOT USED PRIOR TO 1965. THIS BAT HAS THE ®REG. FIRST INTRODUCED IN (1965) ON HILLERICH & BRADSBY.
HILLERICH & BRADSBY'S BAT MODEL/SERIES STAMPING. FOUND IN THE CENTER OF ALL THEIR BATS, BOTH. BASEBALL & SOFTBALL CHANGED OVER THE YEARS. ALL OF WHICH CAN HELP IN THE DATING OF. HILLERICH & BRADSBY INTRODUCED A SERIES OF. SOFTBALL BATS WITH THE ®REG. STARTING IN (1965) WHICH WERE THE FOLLOWING >>. THE SERIES (26) SOFTBALL BAT MODEL. THE SERIES (56) JET POWERED MODEL FOR. ACHIEVED THRU DESIGN AND PRODUCTION ENHANCED DIAMETER SURFACE.
THE SERIES (56) TITANIC MODEL FOR POWER HITTING. THE SERIES (125) "POWERIZED" MODEL FOR.
FURTHER ENHANCED HITTING POWER (1965). THE SERIES (1309) MODEL OFFICIAL SOFTBALL BAT. FOR GENERAL SOFTBALL LEAGUE PLAY. THE INDIVIDUAL MODEL NUMBERS DENOTE WOOD QUALITY FEATURES USED EXCLUSIVELY BY. HILLERICH & BRADSBY IN THEIR PRODUCTION. OF EACH SERIES OF BAT. THE MOST POPULAR MODEL WAS THE (125) SERIES. FOLLOWED BY THE (1309) SERIES WHICH WAS ALSO. THE PEOPLE AT HUNT AUCTIONS LLC TOLD US THAT. ON AVERAGE THEY SEE 2 - 4 (1309) SERIES. WE WERE ALSO TOLD THAT VINTAGE "GOOD QUALITY". (1309) SOFTBALL BATS HAVE BROUGHT SALE PRICES. CONDITION, PREVIOUS OWNERSHIP & DOCUMENTED.
OF COURSE VALUE IS DETERMINED BY. BASED ON THIS BAT'S ORIGINAL OWNERSHIP. OF MY DAD'S FRIEND.. THE HILLERICH & BRADSBY COMPANY HAVE A.
PROUD LEGACY ATTACHED TO WWII. WAR HILLERICH & BRADSBY DONATED THOUSANDS. OF BASEBALL & SOFTBALL BATS TO THE US MILITARY. S ARMY, NAVY, & MARINE CORPS. STATIONED ALL OVER THE WORLD COULD PLAY AMERICA'S GAME WHEN EVER POSSIBLE. ONE OF THE GALLERY PHOTOS SHOWS THE GREAT. JOE DIMAGGIO, WHO SERVED DURING WWII. GIVING SOME FELLOW SOLDIERS A FEW TIPS ON. YOU CAN ALSO SEE ARMY PARATROOPERS PLAYING A. QUICK GAME OF SOFTBALL WITH A. HILLERICH & BRADSBY BAT IN THE CLASSIC WWII WAR MOVIE. "OBJECTIVE BURMA" 1944, WITH ERROL FLYNN.... SUDDENLY STOP PLAYING TO WRITE LETTERS HOME. AS THEY'VE JUST BEEN ORDERED TO PREPARE TO GO ON A TOP SECRET MISSION BEHIND ENEMY LINES. THIS SAME LEGACY WOULD CONTINUE DURING THE. VIETNAM WAR, WHEN AGAIN, HILLERICH & BRADSBY. WOULD DONATE BATS TO SERVICEMEN STATION IN. THE PHOTO GALLERY SHOWS AN. EXTREMELY RARE PHOTOGRAPH OF MEN OF THE. PLAYING A GAME OF SOFTBALL AT. "LZ DAU TIE'NG BASE CAMP RAINIER". BINH DUONG PROVINCE, SOUTH VIETNAM, IN 1967. WITH THE ICONIC HUEY HELICOPTER.. THE WORK HORSE OF THE US MILITARY DURING THE VIETNAM WAR, PARKED JUST BEHIND THE G. THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE HE'S HOLDING A.
WITH MY DAD'S FRIEND SERVING IN VIETNAM BETWEEN 1967 & 1969 AND THIS HILLERICH & BRADSBY. SOFTBALL BAT DATING TO THE SAME PERIOD.. CAN SEE THE KINDRED SPIRIT THEY BOTH SHARED. WHY IT HAS BEEN VERY SPECIAL TO MY DAD.
WHO SIMPLY DISPLAYED IT IN HIS WWII COLLECTION. THE FOLLOWING PIECES WERE USED FOR DISPLAY. PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE NOT INCLUDED.
AND NOT FOR SALE >. M1 HELMET BEDROLL W LEATHER STRAP. M1916 HOLSTER & M1911 COLT.
ORIGINAL 1940's PERIOD NOS SOFTBALL. LISTED IN A SEPARATE LISTING, AND THIS BAT.. AND NOTIFIES US BEFORE HAND.. Hillerich & Bradsby Softball Bats &. After making equipment for the troops of the American A. During WWI, Hillerich & Bradsby Co.
Served the country during World War II by producing M-1 carbine gunstocks, track pins for tanks, and billy clubs for US Military's Military Police Units. H&B also continued to make baseball and softball bats for the troops. Like many industries, H&B's WWII effort was the first time women worked in the factory.
Hillerich & Bradsby would go on to serve the troops during the Korean War, and again during the Vietnam War, all though to a much lesser extent than during WWII. Softball Bat design and user features. Often questions are asked about a Hillerich & Bradsby's production features & user characteristics, such as the production of (SPB) Slow Pitch Bats.
And (FPB) Fast Pitch Bats, and the design differences. Slow Pitch Softball Bats are designed to hit a ball traveling at approx. Achieved by the bat's special design, wood production characteristics and.
It's heavier weight designed for more powerful "Slugging". Fast Pitch Softball Bats are specially designed for speed & quick reaction, to. Hit balls traveling at excessive speeds, part of the design being a more. Though it is also pointed out by many in the baseball. Bat community that this is also a clever "Marketing tool" to enhance sales.
Bats used in regulation play have to conform to the sanctioning body. Responsible for that specific League's guidelines, one facet of that being. That albeit Fast pitch or Slow pitch, the bat must conform under ASA. Guidelines to ball exit speeds of 98 mph.
& USSSA 1.20 BPF for. One difference that stands out between the models. Is "Feel & Handle Grip" and achieved or realized balance in the.
Where the (SP) bat may better achieve the slugging. Capability of a slower ball speed, thru "Enloaded" bat balance.
The (FP) bat achieves better contact and power thru swing from a. More finely balanced design, and a more reinforced handle. Regarding auctions of sports memorabilia and baseball bats in particular. Pioneered the very first sports celebrity endorsement. When in (1905) they signed Honus Wagner to a contract, that allowed them to produce the very first baseball bat with Wagner's Name Trademarked on the bat. Hillerich & Bradsby bats have dominated the baseball bat field ever since. The "Louisville Slugger" and "It's a Louisville" are the most. We want to thank all the people we spoke to who were so kind to educate us on this Wonderful Vintage Hillerich & Bradsby Softball bat, as well as. Sharing their vast knowledge on baseball bats, the company history and other general info. Included in the description & info. What an education we got!
The earliest known softball game was played in. It took place at the Farragut Boat Club at a gathering to hear the outcome of the.
When the score was announced and bets were settled, a Yale alumnus threw a boxing glove at a Harvard supporter. The Harvard fan grabbed a stick and swung at the rolled up glove.
George Hancock, a reporter there, called out Play ball! And the game began, with the boxing glove tightened into a ball, a broom handle serving as a bat. This first contest ended with a score of 41-40. The ball, being soft, was fielded barehanded. Is credited as the game's inventor for his development of a 17 ball and an undersized bat in the next week.
The Farragut Club soon set rules for the game, which spread quickly to outsiders. Envisioned as a way for. Players to maintain their skills during the winter, the sport was called "Indoor Baseball". Under the name of "Indoor-Outdoor", the game moved outside in the next year, and the first rules were published in 1889.
In 1895 Lewis Rober, Sr. Organized outdoor games as exercise for. This game was known as kitten ball (after the first team to play it), lemon ball, or diamond ball. Rober's version of the game used a ball 12 inches (30 cm) in circumference, rather than the 16-inch (41 cm) ball used by the Farragut club, and eventually the Minneapolis ball prevailed, although the dimensions of the Minneapolis diamond were passed over in favor of the dimensions of the Chicago one. Rober may not have been familiar with the Farragut Club rules. In Minneapolis, Rober's post from 1896 to 1906, was listed on the.
National Register of Historic Places. In part for its association with the sport's development. The first softball league outside the United States was organized in. The name "softball" dates back to 1926.
The name was coined by Walter Hakanson of the. At a meeting of the National Recreation Congress. In addition to "indoor baseball", "kitten ball", and "diamond ball", names for the game included "mush ball", and "pumpkin ball". The name softball had spread across the United States by 1930. By the 1930s, similar sports with different rules and names were being played all over the United States and Canada. By 1936, the Joint Rules Committee on Softball had standardized the rules and naming throughout the United States. By the 1940s, fast pitch began to dominate the game.
Although slow pitch was present at the. The main course of action taken was to lengthen the pitching distance. Slow pitch achieved formal recognition in 1953 when it was added to the program of the. And within a decade had surpassed fast pitch in popularity. Portions of some text & or historical information used for item discriptions or historical info.
Is borrowed from several contributing web sites to provide as accurate info. A variety of historical & reference sources are used. All this research was done by my Dad over years of collecting, thanks for all your great work Dad. ALL OTHER UNIFORM DISPLAY PIECES, LEATHER JERKINS, MAPS, WATCHES, CIGARETTE LIGHTERS, GLOVES, BELTS, HOLSTERS, MANNEQUINS, HAVERSACKS, GI STOVES, REPLICA GN'S, BOOKS, & ALL OTHER ITEMS NOT LISTED FOR SALE AS PART OF THIS LISTING ARE USED FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY & ARE NOT FOR SALE.
MANNEQUINS ARE USED FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES & ARE NOT FOR SALE. SHIRTS & TIES ARE USED FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY & NOT FOR SALE, UNLESS OTHERWISE LISTED. ALL ITEMS, DESCRIPTIONS & CONDITION ARE PROVIDED AS BEST AS POSSIBLE.
SIZE INFORMATION IS PROVIDED WHEN POSSIBLE BUT FIT IS NOT GUARANTEED. I hope others enjoy them as much as I have. If you have any issue of any kind please contact me immediately & I will work to resolve the issue. Thank you for viewing this item. To all the men & women of "The Greatest Generation" for their service & sacrifice during WWII and thank you to all the men & women who proudly serve or have served our country in the United States military to protect our country and our freedom. Get Supersized Images & Free Image Hosting.
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