Sunday, July 15, 2018

Jack White bat inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame

A bat used by Jack White in a charity baseball game outside Cooperstown, NY has been inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame.

In town to perform a concert at the city’s Brewery Ommegang on May 27 as part of a North American tour in support of his latest album “Boarding House Reach”, White – co-owner of the bat company Warstick – played a sandlot game with the Warstick Woodman against the local Leatherstocking All Stars.

“In attendance was the President of the Baseball Hall Of Fame, Jeff Idelson, who watched as the Warstic Woodmen continued their undefeated streak,” said Warstick in a press release. “After the game, he personally requested that the Jack White's game-used Warstic bat be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.”

To commemorate the historic occasion, Warstick produced 50 limited edition replicas of the bat personally signed by White and individually numbered; they were recently auctioned online, with total proceeds exceeding $32,000.

A portion of the funds are going to support Well For Culture, an initiative within the Native Wellness Institute which seeks to teach and promote healthy lifestyle practices, ancestral eating, Indigenized fitness, and mental-spiritual connectedness, as well as supporting sponsorship of Native American youth participation in baseball.

Founded in 2011 by Ben Jenkins and co-owned by White and Los Angeles Angels second baseman and four-time baseball All-Star Ian Kinsler, Warstic designs Pro Grade wood and metal bats, gear and lifestyle apparel for baseball and softball players of any age.

A passionate fan of baseball, White joined Idelson for a personal tour of the Baseball Hall Of Fame in 2014, where he shared his history as a supporter of the Detroit Tigers since childhood.

“I love the Tigers, especially the ’84 team,” said White. “I have great memories of going to the ballpark with my mom….and I am still very much so a lifetime Tigers fan.”

White is winding down a series of live dates across Europe before returning to North America for shows beginning in August.

See also:

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