This base clock features a regular season MLB Authenticated Game Used Base. Base can be wall-mounted or placed free-standing on a shelf. Hand crafted by artisans in California.
Slight discoloration from field dirt lets you know that base has undergone the rigors of game-play. Battery pack concealed in backside of base. Clock ships with battery included.
Note: Bases have varying degrees of wear and top/side emblems may vary from image shown.
Base measures 15" square.
Officially licensed by Major League Baseball.
The game used bases used are procured directly from the MLB teams or official MLB partners. A hologram is attached by MLB Authenticators field-side when base is removed from play. Look up hologram's unique number in MLB's game history database to learn details of the base's game history.
Learn more about the Tokens x MLB Authentication partnership.
How many bases are used in a game?
Bases are typically swapped out at the end of the 3rd and 6th innings. Some get cleaned and will reappear in future games, others get pulled out and made available in Stadium shops and to game used memorabilia collectors.
Bases may be from the current season but also could be from the past several seasons.
If the base is dirty will it stain my wall?
Clock runs on one AA battery.
Most of us may never touch a Major League base. They may appear somewhat soft and in fact they once were made of white painted canvas, filled with sand or saw-dust and loosely fastened by a metal spike underneath.
That all changed in 1939 when Jack Corbett, a retired minor leaguer who became a manager, thought that bases were too cushy & loose and developed a base with an anchor that to this day is the standard for Major League Baseball. A rigid base with tapered sides fastened atop a metal plate with a welded post that fits firmly into an underground receptacle. These bases stand up to the hardest slides but easily lift up and out for replacement... or passing around to fellow fans at your next "home game".