James Maloney is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played with the Cincinnati Reds (1960–1970) and California Angels (1971). One of the hardest-throwing pitchers of the 1960s, Maloney boasted a fastball clocked at 99 miles per hour (159 km/h), threw two no-hitters, won ten or more games from 1963 to 1969, and recorded over 200 strikeouts for four consecutive seasons (1963–1966).
Pitcher bats from this era (1970) are few and far between, but when you add in the factor that fireballler James Maloney threw two no-hitters, was an All-Star and a member of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame the lumber represents one heck of a winner – collectors know something very special is being offered. With that stated, we call your attention to this impressive Maloney gamer utilized during the end of his Reds tenure in 1970.
The Hillerich & Bradsby model D143 Jim Maloney professional model bat is uncracked and shows evidence of light use. The labeling period is 1970 and it measures 34.5″ with a weight of 31.6 oz. There are a few ball marks and stitch impressions visible on the right and back of the barrel. The model number D143 is stamped into the knob and Maloney’s number “46” is written on the knob in faded black marker. The bat was graded and authenticated by PSA/DNA and was graded GU 7.5.
Overall, a seldom-offered opportunity to acquire a prime game-used example from Reds favorite.
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Jim Maloney Game-Used Bat Reds 1970
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