Jack White's baseball bat has been sent to the Hall of Fame
There may be no musician who loves baseball more than the former White Stripes frontman Jack White. Not only can his sad face be seen at ballgames around the country every summer, but the Tigers fan has visited the Hall of Fame, met Al Kaline and even co-owns a baseball company with former Tigers second baseman
White used a special white-and-blue-striped version of his bat in a sandlot game before a concert in Cooperstown on May 27. Looks like it's got some serious Icky Thump.
#JackWhite's Cooperstown game-used @Warstic bat, designed by @OneFastBuffalo, is entering the @BaseballHall. Get a ltd-edition replica signed by Jack himself at auction until 6/29, 1pm CST and a portion of the profits will support @WellForCulture: https://t.co/mY0PzJzFq5 pic.twitter.com/wJ6UCATTOP— Third Man Records (@thirdmanrecords) June 26, 2018
White's Warstic Woodmen took on the local Leatherstocking All Stars, and though rain threatened the game, the Woodmen emerged victorious. Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson was on hand that day and even gifted White his very own Hall of Fame plaque:
.@thirdmanrecords Jack White loves bball history& @tigers. Was in Coop 2C @baseballhall & play sandlot game w/ @warstic. The 5-tool musician's @BreweryOmmegang concert ended w/modern baseball anthem, Seven Nation Army. Saluted him with a plaque for profound respect for game. pic.twitter.com/tcrPyEbHFh— Jeff Idelson (@HallofFamePrez) May 29, 2018
This wasn't some one-off game. If Jack White's tour takes him to your town, you may just get to see him play in a sandlot game yourself: