Baseball Bat Presented to John L. McCord for First Prize at the World's Tournament of Base Ball, 1867

Summary

The Unknown Club of Jackson, Michigan rallied to win the first class title at the 1867 World's Base Ball Tournament in Detroit. Their prize was this rosewood bat originally embellished with gold mounts. At the end of the season the team presented this bat to their star pitcher, John L. McCord.

The Unknown Club of Jackson, Michigan rallied to win the first class title at the 1867 World's Base Ball Tournament in Detroit. Their prize was this rosewood bat originally embellished with gold mounts. At the end of the season the team presented this bat to their star pitcher, John L. McCord.

Artifact

Baseball bat

Date Made

1867

Subject Date

1867

Place of Creation

United States 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2005.85.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Rosewood (Wood)
Gold (Metal)

Dimensions

Length: 39 in

Diameter: 2.25 in

Inscriptions

inscribed on plaque: FIRST PRIZE WON BY THE "UNKNOWNS" AT THE / WORLD'S TOURNAMENT AT DETROIT, AUG, 17, 1867 / PRESENTED TO J.L. MCCORD BY THE U.B.B.C. / OCT. 9, 1867

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