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It is well documented that during the late 1920's and the early to mid 1930's , Hanna Batrite bats, with their superior to H&B treatments that lent itself to less checking were very popular in the major leagues. This is documented in several court testimony papers by none other than the likes of Lou Gehrig who stated their preference for these bats. Hickory was, at the time, also preferred by many of the top sluggers of the era and you will find several orders of hickory bats of the same basic dimensions for Cochrane in the Louisville Slugger shipping records. It is also well known that when it comes to Hanna bats, none are more rock solid professional model game used bats than those that were made with nothing sans the players name on the barrel. They are, in essence , the best of the best that Hanna had to offer. Like the Spalding bats that are marked "Hand Turned", these bats are 100% gamers with every bit as much major league history as their H&B counterparts. If the fact that this bat is among the best of the best, it is also one of the rarest of all pre war Hall of Fame gamers and is the second highest MEARS graded Cochrane bats in our index. Cochrane was considered one of the best catchers to ever play the game. He played on three World Championship teams with both the A's and the Tigers and was twice named American League MVP. Title: 1930-37 Mickey Cochrane Hanna Batrite Professional Model Game Used Bat

Player: Mickey Cochrane

Block/Script Name: Block Letter Last Name Only

Label Period: 1930's

Year/s Used: 1930-37

Teams Played During Era of Bat: A's & Tigers

Mfg: Hanna Batrite

Model Number: None

Length: 35"

Weight: 36.2 ounces

Side Writing: N/A

Vault Marks: N/A

Game Use: Heavy

Ball Marks: Heavy

Swelling: Yes

Grain Separation: No

Cleat Marks: Yes

Rack Marks: No

Nails/Screws: No

Cracked: No

Pine Tar: No

Handle Tape: No

Handle Crack: No

Barrel Crack: No

Dents/Gouges: No

Autographed: No

Knob Markings: No

Barrel Markings: No

Provenance: No Provenance

Factory Records: Records match H&B records

Player Traits:

Grade: MEARS A8, 5 base points, 3 use points

Comments: Hickory bat whose dimensions match several in the same era H&B records.


MEARS Hologram #311448

1930-37 Mickey Cochrane (Hickory) Hanna Batrite Professional Model Game Used Bat - (Last name only on barrel) Philadelphia Athletics Detroit Tigers - Second Highest Graded Example  (MEARS A8)
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Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $4,710
Number Bids:18
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