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Yankees Bat Day Ticket Stubs

 First Yankee Stadium
Bat Day Ticket Stub
First Yankees Bat Day Ticket Stub
Home Game 33
June 20, 1965

1968 Yankee Stadium
Bat Day Ticket Stub
1968 Yankees Bat Day Ticket Stub
No Date Home Game 33
Attributed to June 09, 1968

1974 Shea Stadium
Yankees Bat Day Ticket Stub
1974 Shea Stadium Yankees Bat Dat ticket stub 
Home Game 30
June 09, 1974

 
YANKEE STADIUM BAT DAY
Yankees Bat Day Dating Guide 
Yankees Bat Day Dating Guide 1965 - 1975
  The following guide is to help you in dating your Bat Day Stadium giveaway baseball bat. Key features in determining the age of the bat are variations on the barrel such as players name; script or block, Team name; script or block, the order the team name, the players name, and approved little league appears on the barrel as well as center brand variations which include H&B, Hillerich & Bradsby co., Made in USA, Made in Canada.  
  NOTE: Home Game No.'s are provided to help identify undated Grandstand & Bleacher ticket stubs to Bat Day.  
 
 
 
PICTURE OF BARREL YEAR PRODUCED & BARREL DESCRIPTION CENTER BRAND
 
 
 
 
Home Game 33 June 20, 1965
TOP: Players Name in script
CENTER: Team name Block letters
BOTTOM: Approved Little League
1965 H&B Yankees Bat Day Label 
 
 
 
 
Home Game 29 June 19, 1966
TOP: Approved Little League
CENTER: Players Name Block letters
BOTTOM: Team Name in Script
Yankees Bat Day Label
 
 
 
 
Home Game 30 June 11, 1967
TOP: Players Name in script
CENTER: Team name Block letters
BOTTOM: Approved Little League
Yankees Bat Day Label
 
 
 
 
Home Game 33 June 09, 1968
TOP: Players Name in script
CENTER: Team Name in Script
BOTTOM: Approved Little League
Yankees Bat Day Label
 
 
 
 
Home Game 34 June 15, 1969
TOP: Players Name in script
CENTER: Team Name in Script
BOTTOM: Approved Little League
Yankees Bat Day Made In Canada
  MADE IN CANADA
 
 
 
 
Home Game 29 June 07, 1970
TOP: Players Name in script
CENTER: Team Name in Script
BOTTOM: Approved Little League
Yankees Bat Day Made In Canada
  MADE IN CANADA
 
 
 
 
Home Game 31 June 06, 1971
TOP: Players Name in script
CENTER: Team Name in Script
BOTTOM: Approved Little League
Yankees Bat Day Label
 
 
 
 
1972 Yankees Bat Day Bat Home Game 33 June 18, 1972
TOP: Players Name in script
CENTER: Team Name in Script
BOTTOM: Approved Little League
Yankees Bat Day Label
 
  Rain Out After a long rain delay the Yankees Bat Day was called off, but the bats were handed out.  
 
 
 
Home Game 32 June 03, 1973
TOP: Approved Little League
CENTER: Players Name in script
BOTTOM: Team Name in Script
Yankees Bat Day Label
 
 
 
 
Home Game 30 June 09, 1974
TOP:
CENTER:
BOTTOM:
Yankees Bat Day Label
 
 
 
 
1975 Yankees Bat Day   Home Game 27 June 15, 1975
TOP: Team Name in Script
CENTER: Players Name in script
BOTTOM: Little League
Yankees Bat Day Label
 
 
 
 
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  Yankees Bat Day the First 11 Years 1965-1975  
 
June 20, 1965 Yankee Stadium  First Bat Day
FIRST YANKEE STADIUM BAT DAY
This is a clipping from the 1965 New York Yankees scorecard advertising the first ever Yankees Stadium Bat Day giveaway. This promotion for Bat Day was held on Father's day June 20th 1965. 71,245 Fans were in attendance.
 
    As Recorded in the 1966 Yankees Program "A record high major league Attendance mark for 1965 was set at Yankee Stadium on Bat Day. Appropriately held on Fathers Day.....Because a big turnout is expected, based on similar experiences by other American league clubs, Dads are urged to buy or order their tickets now, and assure their youngsters of Yankee Bats." The following year an article appearing in the 1966 Yankees Scorecard noted that "A record high major league Attendance mark for 1965 was set at Yankee Stadium on Bat Day"

The paid attendance for Bat Day was 71,245. Yankee Stadium capacity was 67,000. Grandstand tickets with a Letter as the Game No. would have been used for the overflow of fans.

 The first "Bat Day" baseball bats were made by Hillerich & Bradsby Co. of Louisville KY, and they would exclusively produce the bats for the Yankees until 1975. The following year in 1976 the bats were made by Adirondack. The center brand used on the bats in 1965 featured the Hillerich & Bradsby's "H&B" logo, typically used for inexpensive store model bats. The letters "PRO" is featured at the top of the label, and PRO designation would be used for all Hillerich & Bradsby bat day bats made in the following years.

 In 1966 the center brand is changed to the full spelling "Hillerich & Bradsby Co." Made in U.S.A. label, that would be used on all bats made by Hillerich & Bradsby until 1979. The only variation is in 1969 & 1970 when the bats were "MADE IN CANADA" In 1980 Hillerich & Bradsby changes to the "Louisville Slugger" Logo center brand, still using the "Pro" designation.

 Yankee Stadium Bat Day scheduled for June 18 1972 was rained out. After a long rain delay the game was called off, but the bats were handed out to the crowd that showed up. During the renovation of Yankee Stadium after the 1973 season the Yankees moved into Shea Stadium for two years, 1974 & 1975, but the Yankees kept the Bat Day tradition going.

 
Continued on the next page: Yankee Stadium Bat Day 1976-1986
 
 
 
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