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Old 09-16-2018, 04:51 PM
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Default Could this be Hughie Jennings Game Used Bat?

Acquired in Iowa. Pontiac Turning Co. bat with jennings name on the knob.
According to this site...Pontiac made bats for professional players including hughie jennings:

http://keymancollectibles.com/bats/p...aseballbat.htm

Bat is 33 1/2" long and is pretty heavy.

Has what appear to be cleat marks in a few spots.

Could this be a game used Hughie Jennings bat????

PS...bat does have a crack approx 10" from knob.
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Great bat Pete, but I don't think the quality of the wood (knot holes) would befit a professional player.
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Very interesting! Obviously, there are a lot of questions with a bat like this, but the presence of knots or knot holes does not preclude it from being used by a professional player. I have heard that, back in the day, some players preferred wood with knots in it because they thought that it made the wood surface harder than regular wood.


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Very interesting! Obviously, there are a lot of questions with a bat like this, but the presence of knots or knot holes does not preclude it from being used by a professional player. I have heard that, back in the day, some players preferred wood with knots in it because they thought that it made the wood surface harder than regular wood.


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I agree...so who would be the best resource to authenticate???? This bat has a lot of really interesting marks on it.
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I agree...so who would be the best resource to authenticate???? This bat has a lot of really interesting marks on it.
The Keymancollectible site makes the following statement:

"It has been documented that the Pontiac Turning Co. made bats for use in professional leagues including Major league players Frank Chance, Napoleon Lajoie, and Hugh Jennings. The players names were stamped into the knob of "Professional Style" bats."

http://keymancollectibles.com/bats/p...aseballbat.htm

I'd send a message to Steve K asking him how he learned about all this, and after that I'd give a call to John Taube.
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Easier to focus on the bat without the feet.
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without the toes????? Frank you were around when Hughie played...do you remember his bat specs???
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Would the people at the Louisville Slugger Co. have more knowledge about this bat ? Store or game used etc ? I'd travel to Louisville if it was mine . See what they have in stock etc.
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Would the people at the Louisville Slugger Co. have more knowledge about this bat ? Store or game used etc ? I'd travel to Louisville if it was mine . See what they have in stock etc.
i checked out their site...they refer people to hunt auctions for authentication. I'd assume they have records that would tell jennings bat specs...I just don't know how to get this info????
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