Circa 1929 – 1936 Official National League NL International League Baseball (Knapp) #3

This official circa 1929 – 1936 Official National League (Charles H. Knapp) Spalding baseball derives from baseball player, Dick Hoblitzell’s collection and was game used.  Charles H. Knapp was the International League president from 1929 – 1936. Stamped by the National League and International League on opposite sweetspots. Nice wear, rare specimen!

Dick Hoblitzell was umpiring in the International League in 1933 and retired from umpiring in 1934.  This ball most likely dates from the 1933-34 seasons.

About Dick Hoblitzell –

Dick Hoblitzell started his career off with the Cincinnati Reds from 1908-14 and then closed his career out with the Boston Red Sox from 1914-1918 when he was drafted into World War I. During his time with the Red Sox, he roomed with Babe Ruth on the road and became a two-time World Series Champion in 1915 and 1916.

When he came back from World War I, he played and/or coached/managed in the Minor Leagues until 1931.  Many of the minor League’s actually used American or National League baseballs and then had their own stampings put on the balls with their particular league President.



Item: 10943

Price: $295.00
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Circa 1929 – 1936 Official National League NL International League Baseball (Knapp) #3