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Jake Daubert was a first baseman with the Brooklyn Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds from 1910 until 1924. He had a .303 lifetime batting average and was awarded the Chalmers Award (today’s “MVP” award) in 1913 as the National League’s top player. He won the league batting title in 1913 and 1914. He was also the captain of the 1919 World Championship Cincinnatti Reds, which was the World Series which was “thrown” by “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and seven more of his Chicago White Sox teammates. Daubert was also a prolific bunter and still holds the National League record for the most sacrifice hits.

After the 1924 season, Daubert had an appendectomy. Soon after, on October 9, 1924, he died of complications at the age of 40.

This bat is one of Daubert’s game used bats. There are only two or three known to exist. This particular bat was used by this terrific hitter during the 1919-1924 period of his memorable career.

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See a photograph of the World Championship Cincinnati Reds, captained by Daubert, as they raised their National League Championship flag.