RARE 1920s JT “DOC” Prothro 34 1/2 Hillerich & Bradsby GAME USED Bat. Knob end is blank and smooth with no number/inch marking. Bat is in very good condition with smooth handle, no cracks, smooth complete knob. A bit of raised grain on back of the barrel but not signficant. Center logo and signature stamp are very legible. Great, rare bat of long time Professional Player and Manager. James Thompson “Doc” Prothro Sr. (July 16, 1893 October 14, 1971) was an. Prothro was so nicknamed because he was a practicing dentist before signing his first professional baseball contract at age 26. And, during the 1970s, led the. University of Tennessee Junior Dental class, 1917. Prothro is listed, but not identified, as being in the photo. Doc Prothro attended the. University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He was a right-handed hitting. 318 in 180 games. He was discovered by baseball promoter Joe Engel, who managed the. In 1928, Prothro became a manager in the. Then one of the higher-level minor leagues, leading the. To four SA pennants through 1938. As manager of the. In his three full seasons 1939- 40. At the helm of the Phils, the club remained locked in the. “Cellar” losers of 106, 103 and 111 games in successive seasons. Prothro’s career mark of 138320, with a. 301 winning percentage, is the worst record in major league history for managers leading a club for at least three seasons. Prothro was fired after the 1941 season and replaced by. After he retired as Memphis’ manager, he remained active as a co-owner of the club. Prothro died in Memphis in 1971 at the age of 78. The item “1920s DOC PROTHRO 34 1/2 H&B GAME USED Baseball Bat Boston Red Sox, Memphis” is in sale since Sunday, June 30, 2019. This item is in the category “Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Vintage Sports Memorabilia\Bats”. The seller is “vintagelockeroom” and is located in Huntsville, Alabama. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation, Dominican republic, El salvador.
- Year: 1920
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Team: Hillerich &; Bradsby