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Trammel Scott Found Dead Dec. 20, 1942
Dec. 21, 1942
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  Southern Association League President Major Trammell Scott - Georgia Military Academy Mini Baseball Bat  
  Trammell Scott - Southern Association League President Georgia Military Academy Baseball Bat  
    Whether it is personal or historic, the story behind a piece of baseball memorabilia is what makes this great hobby so interesting. Regardless of value my favorite collectibles have a good story behind them. A recollection of a childhood memory, or a lesson in baseball history, the story is priceless and never fades.

 Advertised as "a Very attractive novelty souvenir or party favor," this Mini baseball bat was offered in the Hanna Batrite catalog for many years. It was made available in natural white or brown finish, sizes 15" to 18" and this 18" white natural finish mini bat came with a cork grip that was first marketed in 1936. Rarely do you see a mini bat with any kind of grip, and yes as stated in the ad it is "Very Attractive." The barrel of the bat is branded "GEORGIA MILITARY ACADEMY COMPLIMENTING TRAMELL SCOTT." This is where the story begins.
Southern Association Trammell Scott Baseball
 
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Known to his many friends as "The Major" Trammell Scott was the former President of the Southern Association of Baseball clubs. A World War I Army Air Corps veteran, Trammell was decorated for bravery in action, and promoted to the rank of Major. After his time in the Army, Scott was a boxing referee, served on the state boxing commission, and until about 1940 he was in the Sporting Goods Business. He was also an active promoter of amateur sports throughout the south which lead to being named to succeeded Judge John D. Martin as head of the Southern Association in 1938. 
Southern Association Trammell Scott baseball
 Major Trammell Scott was elected for a one year term in 1938, re-elected for a three year term in 1939 and then again for a one year term which expired in December of 1942. On December 3, 1942 Trammel Scott boarded a train in Atlanta to attend the baseball winter meetings in Chicago. Due to arrive in time for the start of the league meeting at 4 pm, Scott’s train was delayed by the strain of the war on transportation. When the meeting convened without Scott, the owners who opposed his original appointment seized the opportunity.

 Within an hour Scott had been voted out and replaced by Billy Evans, a former American League umpire and one time general manager of the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox. Evans was at the meeting in hopes of landing a different position, but the Southern Association bosses settled on him as the new compromise candidate to run the league. Scott arrived seven hours late and when he walked into the meeting, Billy Evans was occupying the chair. It was a tense moment as National Association President William G. Bramham informed Scott the Southern had named a new president.
Major Trammell Scott
 Scott was a proud man who felt that all the world had collapsed around him when he was rudely kicked out of the Southern Association presidency without being permitted the decency of defending himself. Embarrassed by the incident Scott headed south the next night, disillusioned and broken hearted. Two weeks later on Monday, December 20, 1942 Major Scott 56, was found dead on a hunting preserve at Newton, Georgia. A coroner's jury returned a verdict that Major Scott, "came to his death with self-inflicted gunshot wounds." The coroner said that the jury did not rule out the possibility of an accident. "Our Jury does not go into the probability of accident or suicide, but only determine weather there was any other factors for the sheriff to consider.

 This Hanna Batrite company of Athens Georgia, souvenir mini baseball bat was given away at a baseball game in honor, "Complimenting" Major Trammell Scott who was a Graduate of the Georgia Military Academy. Interesting to note; Scott Loved the open field as much as he loved baseball which had been a part of him since he played first base on the same team with Shoeless Joe Jackson in the Carolina league. Scott was noted to be a top notch first baseman in the same class as Al Chase, George Sisler or Lou Gehrig, But failed miserably with the bat. One sports writer described Trammell as "A hitless wonder, Scott was on a batting rampage when he tipped a foul"

 As such Scott's baseball career lasted only two years. His last year in 1908 playing for the Greenville Spinners, with teammate Shoeless Joe Jackson, who was picked up by the Philadelphia Athletics later that year.
 
 
 
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