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Hank Greenberg U.S. Bat

PostPosted: July 29th, 2013, 11:52 pm
by ScottWNJ
Picked this up tonight. Very nice 35" H&B No. 60 "Hank" Greenberg bat. It is marked U.S. above his name. Would this be considered a military issue bat? Or is it something else? Thanks.
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Re: Hank Greenberg U.S. Bat

PostPosted: July 31st, 2013, 7:12 am
by softball66
Really don't much about the "wartime" bats. The one's I know about and have seen have been 125s. This is a "60." Still, I think it's a bat made for special services I would guess.
Clean bat and nice pickup. Greenberg was one of first ML players to enlist in the service for WWII.

Re: Hank Greenberg U.S. Bat

PostPosted: October 10th, 2013, 10:22 am
by chippalini
It is definitely a military model bat. They had a variety of stamps, including the "US" marking.

Re: Hank Greenberg U.S. Bat

PostPosted: October 10th, 2013, 10:29 am
by chippalini
Here is a photo of my Rogers Hornsby H&B "Safe Hit" model with "Special Services US Army" stamp.

Re: Hank Greenberg U.S. Bat

PostPosted: October 10th, 2013, 10:47 am
by chippalini
Ok, here is the Hornsby. Attaching photos is not my specialty. I have seen 125's, 60's, and 14's stamped for military use.
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Re: Hank Greenberg U.S. Bat

PostPosted: October 11th, 2013, 9:16 am
by softball66
Saw a Babe Ruth" U.S." stamped military bat several years ago. Sort of surprised more of these don't show up more, but as Special Service issued probably not many G.I.'s
would take on with them like they did the gloves.

Re: Hank Greenberg U.S. Bat

PostPosted: October 12th, 2013, 2:57 pm
by chippalini
I have seen a number of them recently. Quite unusual.