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The Baseball Player D6957 character jug - Royal Doulton 1993

The Baseball Player character jug modeled by Stanley J. Taylor and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in a 1993 Philadelphia Phillies limited edition of 2,500 commissioned by Strawbridge & Clothier. Baseball is the national pastime of the United States. Governed by a complicated set of rules, it is played by two teams of nine players each of whom takes turns fielding and batting on a diamond- shaped field. Baseball's inventor was Alexander Cartwright, who in 1845 formalized a list of rules by which all teams could play. As the amateur games became more popular, a group of teams formed the National Association of Base Ball Players in 1858, the first organized professional baseball league. A second league, the American, was formed in 1901. Baseball came into national prominence with the first World Series between the National and American League Champions in 1903. Today Major League Baseball boasts two leagues totaling thirty teams, two of which, the Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays, have been honored with team cap special edition jugs. A bat, ball and glove form the handle of the jug.

Maker:

Royal Doulton

England

1993

Model #:

D6957

character jug

Size:

small

Height:

4 1/4"

The Baseball Player D6957 character jug - Royal Doulton 1993
The Baseball Player D6957 character jug - Royal Doulton 1993
The Baseball Player D6957 character jug - Royal Doulton 1993
The Baseball Player D6957 character jug - Royal Doulton 1993
The Baseball Player D6957 character jug - Royal Doulton 1993
The Baseball Player D6957 character jug - Royal Doulton 1993
The Baseball Player D6957 character jug - Royal Doulton 1993
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