Carl Hubbell Mid-1940s “Strike 3” “Mechanical” Baseball Game from Gotham Pressed Steel of New York.
Lot 339. Carl Hubbell Mid-1940s “Strike 3” “Mechanical” Baseball Game from Gotham Pressed Steel of New York. The game features a tin playing surface with illustrations of players, umpires, dugouts and a baseball field. Vg-ex. It is played with four small metal balls that can be set behind the pitcher’s mound and hurled toward the batter by turning a lever. In turn, the batter can release the bat to strike the ball. The field contains a hole by each of the infield and outfield positions. A ball that falls into any of the holes represents an out. If the ball manages to avoid all of the holes and foul territory, then the perimeter of the game board indicates a single, double, triple or home run, depending on the point of impact. The game measures approximately 14 ¼” x 14 ¼”. The box that houses it is ripped, taped and stained. An illustration on the top of the box shows two boys playing the game and displays decently. Carl Hubbell led the N.L. in wins three times, was the league’s MVP twice and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1947. Winning Bid $45.