Hank Greenberg U.S. Bat

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Hank Greenberg U.S. Bat

Postby ScottWNJ » July 29th, 2013, 11:52 pm

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

Postby softball66 » July 31st, 2013, 7:12 am

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.
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Re: Hank Greenberg U.S. Bat

Postby chippalini » October 10th, 2013, 10:22 am

It is definitely a military model bat. They had a variety of stamps, including the "US" marking.
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Re: Hank Greenberg U.S. Bat

Postby chippalini » October 10th, 2013, 10:29 am

Here is a photo of my Rogers Hornsby H&B "Safe Hit" model with "Special Services US Army" stamp.
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Re: Hank Greenberg U.S. Bat

Postby chippalini » October 10th, 2013, 10:47 am

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

Postby softball66 » October 11th, 2013, 9:16 am

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.
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Re: Hank Greenberg U.S. Bat

Postby chippalini » October 12th, 2013, 2:57 pm

I have seen a number of them recently. Quite unusual.
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