Wonderboy Baseball Bat used in the Movie The Natural

Description:

Wooden baseball bat used as a prop in the 1984 movie "The Natural" starring Robert Redford. The bat has the word "Wonderboy" printed on it in black lettering with a black lightning bolt shape. In the film, the character Roy Hobbs uses this bat in batting practice after being signed to the New York Knights as a middle-aged rookie. The film was based off of a 1952 novel by Bernard Malamud.

Date Made: ca 1984

Affiliated Person: Redford, Robert

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Place: United States: California, Los Angeles

Name Of Sport: BaseballWeb Subject: MovieSports

Subject:

See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure, Movie Collection

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Credit Line: Gift of Lou Newman

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1999.0265.129Accession Number: 1999.0265Catalog Number: 1999.0265.129

Object Name: baseball batbat, baseball

Physical Description: wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 33 in x 8 in; 83.82 cm x 20.32 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-58cb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1378934

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