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Old 12-02-2018, 12:04 AM
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And my logic also applies to the bat. The handle looks pretty thick, and therefore it is in the foreground, closer to the viewer. If this batter was a righty, the bat would be in the background, further away from the viewer, and would thus appear thinner/smaller than 'normal.' Again, lefty.
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And my logic also applies to the bat. The handle looks pretty thick, and therefore it is in the foreground, closer to the viewer. If this batter was a righty, the bat would be in the background, further away from the viewer, and would thus appear thinner/smaller than 'normal.' Again, lefty.
The dudes a righty... As you probably know Brooks was unable to do the photoshoot for the logo that day so they opted, begrudgingly at that, for Killer 😬.

I agree with what you stated before that they designed the logo to view either a righty or lefty. I’ve pretty much seen a righty, but when I try I can see the lefty as well. As you probably are aware Killer used a “pretty thick” bat and he was definitely a righty.
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From the link on the first page of this thread:
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According to Dior, the logo was created in a single afternoon. Contrary to popular belief, the silhouette was not modeled on future Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew,[1] or any specific player[2] but was drawn with reference to photographs of several players.[3] The silhouette was chosen specifically because of its ambiguity: the batter could be right- or left-handed and of any ethnic background.[3]
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Growing up I always understood it to have been based on Killebrew, but then sometime later I saw on some MLB blog where supposedly MLB claimed that was not true. I have no idea. Will agree the '60 Mantle AS looks like a plausible candidate.
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Growing up I always understood it to have been based on Killebrew, but then sometime later I saw on some MLB blog where supposedly MLB claimed that was not true. I have no idea. Will agree the '60 Mantle AS looks like a plausible candidate.
In the last few days, I read about 10 articles on this with half saying it was Killebrew and half saying it wasn't - it does look like him though!
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I see - I was looking at the sleeve, hands on the bat, curve of the bat, physique, nose, hat, and where the image is cut off.. but I never noticed the elbow! I do see the difference now.

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Time for me to take a deep breath and find my happy place...
This thread reminds me of each and every thread in the memorabilia section where someone asks people to identify the player(s) in a picture, and the responses are so ridiculously off that I don't know what to do with myself. Apparently every picture taken early in the last century had Joe Jackson or Ty Cobb in it. Oy vey.

Please know that there is no offense intended to anyone whatsoever, but the MLB silhouette doesn't look like Killebrew at all, come on!!! How can anyone possibly believe that?? Seriously, what am I missing??? He had a round, maybe bulbous, head. This 'player' has a thin, long head with a prominently pointy nose. It portrays a slender guy. No chubbiness in the face (no offense, Killer). The artist apparently said it was an amalgam of players, but if it was based mostly on an actual player, it was Pete Rose. It's basically a dead ringer for him (and his head). Maybe it's a generational thing, but I literally can't understand how anyone looks at the MLB logo and DOESN'T immediately see Charlie Hustle (random pictures from the 60's grabbed quickly from the internet)...

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I always thought it was Killebrew, but I was an impressionable Minnesota kid who saw him bat so many times it may have just seemed logical.



Harmon had a classic but somewhat distinct batting pose, with the shoulder and elbow generally kept a bit high and the chin tucked into the sleeve/logo area when early in the AB. The logo seemed to capture that to me. The only player who I've seen bat like that since was Matt Williams.
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