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Who invented the corked bat?

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The Cb1 was a Corkball bat manufactured by Hillerich and bradsby for the most part, the Saint Louis market. It was made between the 30s and early 60s, for a game called Corkball, mainly played behind bars using the cork from a beer keg wrapped in tape for the ball. The rules are fairly simple, there's a pitcher a catcher and a hitter, if the batter misses and the catcher catches the ball, it's an out, if the hitter hits it and the pitcher misses it it's a hit; there are no actual base runners, it's a ghost running type situation. There are now actual cork balls that resemble tiny baseballs, and Markwort in Saint Louis currently is the only company that produces Corkball equipment. It's still played in many neighborhoods in Saint Louis.

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The only real way to know if a bat is corked or not is to have it sawed or broken open.

I particularly like it when the bat they're using to cheat with breaks during the at-bat. It always tickles my fancy.

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Cheating. Putting cork inside the wood bat to make the ball go further.

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no one knows who ever invented most likely played in pro Baseball and thats why he would not say he invented because if he is a hall of famer he is out or u will loose his respect

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When you rise the bat in the air you can see if its straight then its not corked. When it croked it would binded.

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Does a corked bat help hit the ball better then a wooden bat?

A corked bat might help with hitting the ball a bit but because the mass of a corked bat is different then to a wooden bat that you would be hitting it with less mass witch means you won't be hitting that much home runs form a corked bat. plus the corked bat is illegal to use in professional baseball in America. so if you wanted more home runs don't use the corked bat.


What bat hits the farthest a corked bat or a aluminum?

Aluminum. Corking a bat reduces the collision. A ball travels further with an uncorked wooden than a corked wooden.


Can MLB players use corked bats?

It is a form of cheating. No ball or bat is to be tampered with during a game.


What is the value of Sammy Sosa's corked bat?

On June 3, 2003, in a game played between the Chicago Cubs and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Sammy Sosa cracked his bat revealing that the bat he was using was corked. I do not know the where about's of the famous Sammy Sosa corked bat. Earlier bats that Sammy used that were given to the Hall of Fame were later X-Rayed and no cork was found.In order to come up with a value the bat would have had to been sold at auction or compare it to an auction of a similar bat. A Pete Rose bat that was supposed to be corked sold for $103,631. on Lelands.com in 2005 The bat was bought by an Internet casino company for a publicity stunt to saw the bat in half, and raise money for charity. I don't know if the Sosa Bat would reach that kind of number but it would be an interesting auction.Recent players caught with corked bats include: Wilton Guerrero in 1997 when his bat cracked he raced to pick up the pieces instead of running to first base. The umpire quickly caught on to his actions. Chris Sabo in 1996 claimed that the corked bat he used belonged to another player. Albert Bellein 1994 got caught and the "Batgate" incident was born as team mate Jason Grimsley crawled through a ceiling and stole the bat from the umpires room. The scandal was uncovered as the bat that was used to make the switch had Paul Sorrento's name on it. (you can't make this stuff up) Billy Hatcher was caught in 1987 and Graig Nettles broke his bat in 1974 when superballs came bouncing out! Norm Cash admitted he used a corked bat in 1961.


What type of bat makes a baseball go farther Corked wooden etc?

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What players have been caught corking their bat?

Cork and superballsOn June 3, 2003, in a game played between the Chicago Cubs and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Sammy Sosa cracked his bat revealing that the bat he was using was corked. Recent players caught with corked bats include: Wilton Guerrero in 1997 when his bat cracked he raced to pick up the pieces instead of running to first base. The umpire quickly caught on to his actions. Chris Sabo in 1996 claimed that the corked bat he used belonged to another player. Albert Bellein 1994 got caught and the "Batgate" incident was born as team mate Jason Grimsley crawled through a ceiling and stole the bat from the umpires room. The scandal was uncovered as the bat that was used to make the switch had Paul Sorrento's name on it. (you can't make this stuff up) Billy Hatcher was caught in 1987 and Graig Nettles broke his bat in 1974 when superballs came bouncing out! Norm Cash admitted he used a corked bat in 1961.I know this has nothing to do with corked bats, BUT THE CUBS SUCK. WHITE SOCKS RULE. the proof is with the corked bats. They try to cheat, but they suck so much even that doesn't help!!!!!!!!!Ohh and by the way the Yankees suck too. The reason why they win so much is, because the city of New York has the money to buy the players.


Did Sammy Sosa cork his bat?

When somebody gets caught breaking the rules, the questions remain for a lifetime. Sosa was discovered to have used a corked bat during a game against Tampa Bay on June 3rd, 2003 when the bat shattered and was examined by the home plate umpire after the Tampa Bay catcher picked up a piece of the bat, noticed the cork, and threw the bat at the feet of the umpire. He was ejected from that game and MLB subsequently tested 76 other bats that Sosa used for cork. All were clean. He said that he only used the corked bat in batting practice to entertain the fans and mistakenly picked it up when it was his turn to bat. Sosa apologized for the mistake, regardless, he was suspended for seven games. Whether he used a corked bat at other times during his career ... we will never know. But the questions will always remain.


What is the weight of a 32 inch wood bat?

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How do you make a corked bat?

Drill a hole down the core of the bat at the thick end, the end you use to hit the ball. Then fill the hole with cork material. Plug the hole with a wooden plug, held in place with wood glue. Sand it smooth, and refinish the bat with paint so it is not noticeable.


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Does a corked bat help the power of the hit?

corking makes the bat lighter so you can swing it faster therefore generating greater speed at the point of impact with the ball, transferring more speed to the ball as it leaves the bat, causing the ball to fly further (provided you don't break the bat and look like a fool - corking a bat weakens the bat as well as making it lighter).