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Tag Archives: Vintage Baseball

  • The History of the Baseball Bat

    Posted on: March 16, 2018

    Phoenix Bats got our start building wooden vintage baseball bats for Columbus vintage ball teams – a passion still found in our woodshop. Recently, we sat down with baseball history expert Tracy Martin to piece together the interesting, and someti...

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  • The True Story Behind The First Catcher's Mitt

    Posted on: December 29, 2014

    The first baseball players didn’t field with gloves. They used their bare, unguarded hands to field and catch screaming balls from hitters, fielders and pitchers. When asked about this style of barehanded ball, Hall of Famer Cap Anderson famously ...

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  • The Beginner's Guide: 6 Need to Know Facts About Vintage League Baseball

    Posted on: August 19, 2014

    Phoenix Bats was born when founder Charley "Lefty" Trudeau began building vintage baseball bats for The Ohio Historical Society. A player himself in a 19th century league for five years before he began building bats, Charley has a big heart for thes...

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