Do you know the story behind the Billy Goat Curse?
"The Curse of the Billy Goat was the name of a sports-related curse that was supposedly placed on Major League Baseball's Chicago Cubs in 1945, by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis. The curse lasted 71 years, from 1945 to 2016. Because the odor of his pet goat, named Murphy, was bothering other fans, Sianis was asked to leave Wrigley Field, the Cubs' home ballpark, during game 4 of the 1945 World Series. Outraged, Sianis allegedly declared, "Them Cubs, they ain't gonna win no more," which had been interpreted to mean that either the Cubs would never win another National League (NL) pennant, or that they would never again win a World Series (at least for the rest of Sianis' life)." 1945-2016.
Commemorate your love of the game with a Pillbox Art Bat. Each bat is crafted at our shop in Winona, Minnesota. While we only use high quality hand-split wood for our art bats, they are un-weighed and untested for game use. Though they are not intended for game use, they will surely intimidate any opponent and make a great addition to your baseball memorabilia collection.
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Crafted in the Pillbox Shop - Winona, MN USA
Bat Length: 34"
Vintage Styles: Ash
Modern(AP5 model): Maple
Finish: Clear Coat
WE ONLY USE HAND-SPLIT WOOD FOR EVERY ART BAT!
STANDARD GRADE MAPLE AND ASH: All of the wood for our art bats is selected from hand-split stock - the same way they did it in the old days. Why is this important? It's all about getting the straightest grain possible. Nowadays, many wood providers use large saw equipment to cut lumber, producing high yields but also cutting across the face or tangential grain. Hand-split, lumber naturally follows the tangential grain, strengthening the bat and lets the wood’s natural beauty shine through.
Each art design goes through a process of hand-painting with stencils and spray paint, laser engraving or even select designs employ screen printing to get all of the details just right.
VETERAN OWNED AND USA MADE
PILLBOX BAT COMPANY IS A VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS. EACH OF OUR BATS IS CRAFTED IN OUR SMALL-TOWN USA WOODSHOP BY A DEDICATED AND HIGHLY SKILLED TEAM OF FOLKS.
Frequently Asked Question
Since we offer such a wide range of options and custom laser engraving on each bat we do make each bat to order. Each order is expected to take between 1-3 weeks based on the time of year with how busy we currently are. If you would like a better estimation of delivery date please reach out - firstname.lastname@example.org
We ship USPS Priority on all bats.
If you purchase a made-to-order item from our site along with an item in-stock we will hold the entire order to ship together once the made-to-order item is finished.
PILLBOX QUALITY PROMISE
We pride ourselves in making the highest quality of baseball bats crafted to the Pillbox standard of excellence. Every detail is scrutinized and every bat is inspected throughout the bat making process to ensure our bats are free of imperfections and/or defects that would affect performance or longevity. If you receive your bat and think that we didn't live up to that promise please contact us and we will make it right.