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Batting Practice, 1941

Features: 15 balls for 5 cents. Ball is pitched from above the playfield down a metal slide. Player bats the ball airborne into the bleachers for scoring.
Manufacturer: Scientific Machine Corporation, of Brooklyn, New York, USA (1932-1950)
Date of Manufacture: 1941
Players: 1941 / 1
Year: 1941
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Theme: Sports - Baseball
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Machine Type: Electro-mechanical (EM) 
Notes: If the Billboard 'New Game Announcement' in this listing is to be believed, the manufacturer began development on a baseball game four years earlier, in 1937, building and placing twenty test games in New York at some point during those four years and, based on the impressive earnings of those test games, decided to produced 2000 more of them before even announcing in this 1941 article that they had the game for sale. They inexplicably refrained from showing the game at the January show at the Sherman Hotel in Chicago and this March announcement in Billboard still does not mention the name of the game itself. 'Batting Practice' is the only baseball game from this manufacturer that debuted in 1941 of which we are aware.
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