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29th Jul '17 3:39:03 AM foxley
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* ''Series/FatherBrown'': In "The Lepidopterist's Companion", the VictimOfTheWeek dies after being struck over the head with a cricket bat after being mistaken for a burglar. [[spoiler;However, he had been poisoned with strychnine before that.]]

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* ''Series/FatherBrown'': In "The Lepidopterist's Companion", the VictimOfTheWeek dies after being struck over the head with a cricket bat after being mistaken for a burglar. [[spoiler;However, [[spoiler:However, he had been poisoned with strychnine before that.]]
29th Jul '17 3:33:22 AM foxley
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* ''Series/FatherBrown'': In "The Lepidopterist's Companion", the VictimOfTheWeek dies after being struck over the head with a cricket bat after being mistaken for a burglar. [[spoiler;However, he had been poisoned with strychnine before that.]]
21st Jul '17 5:10:38 PM ANTMuddle
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Not to be confused with the [[GoddamnedBats aggressive use of little nocturnal flying mammals]], or the use of a pancake mixture as a weapon. Also not to be confused with HomeRunHitter, although they do occasionally overlap.

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Not to be confused with the [[GoddamnedBats aggressive use of little nocturnal flying mammals]], or the use of a pancake mixture as a weapon. Also not to be confused with HomeRunHitter, although they do occasionally overlap.
overlap. If this happens to a machine or other piece of equipment, you're looking at a PercussiveShutDown.
21st Jul '17 2:09:42 PM StFan
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* ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu''. [[{{Tsundere}} Kaname]] clobbers Sousuke with one during the BeachEpisode for shooting a melon with a shotgun, spraying her with it's juices and daring to say "Bullseye". All while blindfolded.
-->'''Kaname''': '''I'LL SHOW YOU A BULLSEYE!!!''' ''(knocks him across the beach with one blow)''
-->'''Ren''': That was more...
-->'''Shinji''': ...powerful than usual.

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* ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu''. [[{{Tsundere}} Kaname]] clobbers Sousuke Sōsuke with one during the BeachEpisode for shooting a melon with a shotgun, spraying her with it's its juices and daring to say "Bullseye". All while blindfolded.
-->'''Kaname''': -->'''Kaname:''' '''I'LL SHOW YOU A BULLSEYE!!!''' ''(knocks ''[knocks him across the beach with one blow)''
-->'''Ren''':
blow]''\\
'''Ren:'''
That was more...
-->'''Shinji''': ...
more...\\
'''Shinji:''' ...
powerful than usual.



* Mr. 9 and Mr. 4 of ''Manga/OnePiece'' use bats, a pun off their names; there are ''nine'' people up to bat, and the ''fourth'' batter is considerably the best so that they can score a grand slam.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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Mr. 9 and Mr. 4 of ''Manga/OnePiece'' use bats, a pun off their names; there are ''nine'' people up to bat, and the ''fourth'' batter is considerably the best so that they can score a grand slam.



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* In the {{Elseworld}}s story 'Scar of the Bat', Eliot Ness adopts the Franchise/{{Batman}} identity to take on UsefulNotes/AlCapone, wielding a baseball [[JustForPun bat]] as his primary weapon.

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[[folder:Comedy]]
* Creator/GeorgeCarlin:
** He claimed in one stand-up bit that he prayed to Creator/JoePesci rather than God in part because of this trope.
-->... Instead, I pray to Joe Pesci. Why? Two reasons. First, I think he's a good actor, and that counts for something. Second, [[HairTriggerTemper Joe]] [[ClusterFBomb Pesci]] looks like the kind of guy who can get things done. For years I asked God to do something about my nosy neighbor with the barking dog. Joe Pesci straightened that cocksucker out with one visit. [[CuttingTheKnot Amazing what one can accomplish with a simple wooden baseball bat...]]
** He also made a joke in one of his books saying that the bat really is the perfect murder weapon: legal, able to buy one in any sporting store, and hey, it's the national pastime!
** Evidently he dealt with his daughter's abusive boyfriend by threatening him with a baseball bat (and a terse, frighteningly to-the-point BadassBoast: "I don't play baseball").
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In the {{Elseworld}}s story 'Scar "Scar of the Bat', Bat", Eliot Ness adopts the Franchise/{{Batman}} identity to take on UsefulNotes/AlCapone, wielding a baseball [[JustForPun bat]] as his primary weapon.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar'', Private takes out one of Dave's henchmen with a baseball bat, rescuing the North Wind from the DeathTrap.
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** Marty comes back to 1985 and sneaks into his own house through an open window -- only to discover that reality has changed and somebody else lives there now. Since the room he broke into happened to be a little girl's bedroom, [[PapaWolf the father quickly appears and chases him out with a baseball bat.]]

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** Marty comes back to 1985 and sneaks into his own house through an open window -- only to discover that reality has changed and somebody else lives there now. Since the room he broke into happened happens to be a little girl's bedroom, [[PapaWolf the father quickly appears and chases him out with a baseball bat.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar'', Private takes out one of Dave's henchmen with a baseball bat, rescuing the North Wind from the DeathTrap.



-->'''Graham''': Swing away Merrill. Merrill... swing away.

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-->'''Graham''': -->'''Graham:''' Swing away Merrill. Merrill... swing away.



* In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990'', Casey Jones uses all manner of sport clubs as his WeaponOfChoice.
** He uses [[DualWielding two baseball bats]], apparently autographed ones:
--->'''Raphael''' (after blocking one of Casey's swings and examining the bat): A Jose Canseco bat? Tell me...you didn't pay money for this.
** As well as a cricket bat:
-->'''Raphael''': ''Cricket?'' Nobody understands cricket! You gotta know what a crumpet is to understand cricket!\\
'''Casey''': I'll teach you. (''launches Raph into the air and into a trash can with one solid WHACK!'') See? Six runs.

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* In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990'', Casey Jones uses all manner of sport clubs as his WeaponOfChoice.
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WeaponOfChoice. He uses [[DualWielding two baseball bats]], apparently autographed ones:
--->'''Raphael''' (after -->'''Raphael:''' ''[after blocking one of Casey's swings and examining the bat): bat]'' A Jose Canseco bat? Tell me...me... you didn't pay money for this.
** :: As well as a cricket bat:
-->'''Raphael''':
bat[=:=]
-->'''Raphael:'''
''Cricket?'' Nobody understands cricket! You gotta know what a crumpet is to understand cricket!\\
'''Casey''': '''Casey:''' I'll teach you. (''launches ''[launches Raph into the air and into a trash can with one solid WHACK!'') WHACK!]'' See? Six runs.



-->''' Jack:''' I'm not gonna hurt ya...I'm just gonnna ''bash your fuckin' brains in''!

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-->''' Jack:''' -->'''Jack:''' I'm not gonna hurt ya...I'm just gonnna ''bash your fuckin' brains in''!



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* Creator/GeorgeCarlin claimed in one stand-up bit that he prayed to Creator/JoePesci rather than God in part because of this trope.
-->... Instead, I pray to Joe Pesci. Why? Two reasons. First, I think he's a good actor, and that counts for something. Second, [[HairTriggerTemper Joe]] [[ClusterFBomb Pesci]] looks like the kind of guy who can get things done. For years I asked God to do something about my nosy neighbor with the barking dog. Joe Pesci straightened that cocksucker out with one visit. [[CuttingTheKnot Amazing what one can accomplish with a simple wooden baseball bat...]]
** He also made a joke in one of his books saying that the bat really is the perfect murder weapon: legal, able to buy one in any sporting store, and hey, it's the national pastime!
** Evidently he dealt with his daughter's abusive boyfriend by threatening him with a baseball bat (and a terse, frighteningly to-the-point BadassBoast: "I don't play baseball").

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[[folder:Humor]]
* Creator/GeorgeCarlin claimed in one stand-up bit that he prayed to Creator/JoePesci rather than God in part because of this trope.
-->... Instead, I pray to Joe Pesci. Why? Two reasons. First, I think he's a good actor, and that counts for something. Second, [[HairTriggerTemper Joe]] [[ClusterFBomb Pesci]] looks like the kind of guy who can get things done. For years I asked God to do something about my nosy neighbor with the barking dog. Joe Pesci straightened that cocksucker out with one visit. [[CuttingTheKnot Amazing what one can accomplish with a simple wooden baseball bat...]]
** He also made a joke in one of his books saying that the bat really is the perfect murder weapon: legal, able to buy one in any sporting store, and hey, it's the national pastime!
** Evidently he dealt with his daughter's abusive boyfriend by threatening him with a baseball bat (and a terse, frighteningly to-the-point BadassBoast: "I don't play baseball").
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''Remembrance of the Daleks'', the Doctor's sidekick Ace fights a Dalek armed only with a baseball bat. Admittedly, it's a baseball bat that's been turned into an energy mace after being exposed to a long-lost alien superweapon... Creator/SophieAldred, who played Ace, considers the fact that she is the only person in the entire series to beat a Dalek to a pulp with a baseball bat as a personal SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, and this led to the creation of the trope page in the first place.
** [[PreAsskickingOneLiner "WHO YOU CALLIN' SMALL?!"]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
**
In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''Remembrance "Remembrance of the Daleks'', Daleks", the Doctor's sidekick Ace fights a Dalek armed only with a baseball bat. Admittedly, it's a baseball bat that's been turned into an energy mace after being exposed to a long-lost alien superweapon... Creator/SophieAldred, who played Ace, considers the fact that she is the only person in the entire series to beat a Dalek to a pulp with a baseball bat as a personal SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, and this led to the creation of the trope page in the first place.
** --->'''Ace:''' [[PreAsskickingOneLiner "WHO WHO YOU CALLIN' SMALL?!"]]SMALL?!]]



* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'':

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* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'':''Series/{{CSI NY}}'':



* Vyvyan in ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' sometimes used a cricket bat as weapon; mostly against his fellow housemates.
-->'''Rick''': Oh, Vyvyan, what repartee! Sticks and stones may brrreak my bones -
-->'''Vyvyan''': That is the first sensible thing you have said all day! '''*CRACK*'''

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* ''Series/TheYoungOnes'':
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Vyvyan in ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' sometimes used a cricket bat as weapon; mostly against his fellow housemates.
-->'''Rick''': --->'''Rick:''' Oh, Vyvyan, what repartee! Sticks and stones may brrreak my bones -
-->'''Vyvyan''':
bones--\\
'''Vyvyan:'''
That is the first sensible thing you have said all day! '''*CRACK*'''



-->'''Rick''': What the ruddy heck is going on?!
-->'''Vyvyan''': SHUT UP! '''*SMACK*'''
-->'''Rick''': [[GroinAttack Hah! Missed both my legs!]]
* ''{{Series/Misfits}}'' also has a tendency to stick at least one character (often Kelly) with a baseball bat.

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-->'''Rick''': --->'''Rick:''' What the ruddy heck is going on?!
-->'''Vyvyan''':
on?!\\
'''Vyvyan:'''
SHUT UP! '''*SMACK*'''
-->'''Rick''':
'''*SMACK*'''\\
'''Rick:'''
[[GroinAttack Hah! Missed both my legs!]]
* ''{{Series/Misfits}}'' ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' also has a tendency to stick at least one character (often Kelly) with a baseball bat.



--->'''Young Corner Boy:''' I was workin' that bitch.
--->'''Fruit:''' Yeah shorty, you hard.

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--->'''Young Corner Boy:''' I was workin' that bitch.
--->'''Fruit:'''
bitch.\\
'''Fruit:'''
Yeah shorty, you hard.



-->'''Leo [=McGarry=]''': You're going to meet him right now. It's going to be fine...
-->'''Ainsley Hayes''': It's not going to be fine. He's gonna yell, and scream, I've seen him on TV...
-->'''Leo [=McGarry=]''': Well, that's TV. He's making a full-throated defense of the President. That's what we do. Believe me, in real life, when the cameras are off...
-->''[Lionel Tribbey storms into Leo's office, brandishing a cricket bat]''
-->'''Lionel Tribbey''': LEO! I will KILL people today, Leo! I will kill people with this cricket bat, which was given to me by Her Royal Majesty Elizabeth Windsor, and then I WILL KILL THEM AGAIN WITH MY OWN HANDS!

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-->'''Leo [=McGarry=]''': [=McGarry=]:''' You're going to meet him right now. It's going to be fine...
-->'''Ainsley Hayes''':
fine...\\
'''Ainsley Hayes:'''
It's not going to be fine. He's gonna yell, and scream, I've seen him on TV...
-->'''Leo [=McGarry=]''':
TV...\\
'''Leo [=McGarry=]:'''
Well, that's TV. He's making a full-throated defense of the President. That's what we do. Believe me, in real life, when the cameras are off...
-->''[Lionel
off...\\
''[Lionel
Tribbey storms into Leo's office, brandishing a cricket bat]''
-->'''Lionel Tribbey''':
bat]''\\
'''Lionel Tribbey:'''
LEO! I will KILL people today, Leo! I will kill people with this cricket bat, which was given to me by Her Royal Majesty Elizabeth Windsor, and then I WILL KILL THEM AGAIN WITH MY OWN HANDS!



--->'''Brody:''' ''*holds up bat* Can I borrow this?''
--->'''Kramer:''' ''Sure. Do you need a glove?''
--->'''Brody:''' ''*smiles* No.''
* Al Bundy of ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' liked to keep a baseball bat near the door in case of undesirables... such as Jehovah's Witnesses.

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--->'''Brody:''' ''*holds -->'''Brody:''' ''[holds up bat* bat]'' Can I borrow this?''
--->'''Kramer:''' ''Sure.
this?\\
'''Kramer:''' Sure.
Do you need a glove?''
--->'''Brody:''' ''*smiles* No.''
glove?\\
'''Brody:''' ''[smiles]'' No.
* Al Bundy of ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' liked likes to keep a baseball bat near the door in case of undesirables... such as Jehovah's Witnesses.



--->'''Erin:''' ''What's that for?''
--->'''Chris:''' ''In case he has a gun.''
--->'''Erin:''' ''That shoots BASEBALLS?''

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--->'''Erin:''' ''What's -->'''Erin:''' What's that for?''
--->'''Chris:''' ''In
for?\\
'''Chris:''' In
case he has a gun.''
--->'''Erin:''' ''That
\\
'''Erin:''' That
shoots BASEBALLS?''BASEBALLS?



* Creator/JonStewart of ''Series/TheDailyShow'' apparently [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/376282/march-03-2011/ice-cream-fight-with-jimmy-fallon fights diabetes with a baseball bat.]]
** This is particularly funny for fans of Webcomic/FakeNewsRumble, in which a magical bat gives Jon superpowers.

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* Creator/JonStewart of ''Series/TheDailyShow'' apparently [[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/376282/march-03-2011/ice-cream-fight-with-jimmy-fallon fights diabetes with a baseball bat.]]
**
]] This is particularly funny for fans of Webcomic/FakeNewsRumble, ''Webcomic/FakeNewsRumble'', in which a magical bat gives Jon superpowers.



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* In Wrestling/{{Progress Wrestling}} The London Riots (James Davis and Rob Lynch) bring a cricket bat to the ring with them for their matches. [[/folder]]

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* In Wrestling/{{Progress Wrestling}} The London Riots (James Davis and Rob Lynch) bring a cricket bat to the ring with them for their matches. matches.
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** A few ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' {{Splatbook}}s have also mentioned that a "worked" club is essentially a wooden baseball bat, and d20 Modern gives them the same combat stats.

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** * A few ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' {{Splatbook}}s have also mentioned that a "worked" club is essentially a wooden baseball bat, and d20 Modern ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'' gives them the same combat stats.



* The TabletopGame/YuGiOh Card Game has Ultimate Baseball Kid, who uses a baseball bat with spikes as a weapon.

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* The TabletopGame/YuGiOh ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' Card Game has Ultimate Baseball Kid, who uses a baseball bat with spikes as a weapon.



* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' features a baseball bat as an EmergencyWeapon, which replaces your initial pipe. In the first game, Max gets it from Frankie "The Bat" Niagara. The violent comic strip character Captain Baseball Bat Boy is also a running theme throughout the first two games.
** The conversation Max has with him says it all:
-->'''Frankie:''' Pleased to meet ya. I'm Frankie "the Bat" Niagara.
-->'''Max:''' Niagara... as in you cry a lot?
-->'''Max's narration:''' He had a baseball bat and I was tied to a chair. Pissing him off was the ''smart'' thing to do.

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* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' features a baseball bat as an EmergencyWeapon, which replaces your initial pipe. In the first game, Max gets it from Frankie "The Bat" Niagara. The violent comic strip character Captain Baseball Bat Boy is also a running theme throughout the first two games.
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games. The conversation Max has with him says it all:
-->'''Frankie:''' Pleased to meet ya. I'm Frankie "the Bat" Niagara.
-->'''Max:'''
Niagara.\\
'''Max:'''
Niagara... as in you cry a lot?
-->'''Max's
lot?\\
'''Max's
narration:''' He had a baseball bat and I was tied to a chair. Pissing him off was the ''smart'' thing to do.



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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Junior]]'s WeaponOfChoice is a ''huge'' baseball bat that can transform into a rocket launcher, perfect for those MacrossMissileMassacre moments! [[CurbStompBattle Still got nothin']] on [[ActionGirl Yang]], though.
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* Website/FantasyPowersLeague: Used by two separate characters as a primary weapon, and despite the phallic intonation, both are female. Used first by Penelope Whatshername as an instrument of revenge against a clan of sadistic brothers who brutally abused her, and second by Zombiegirl who first used it as a weapon against zombies, but now backs it up with undead strength as a zombie herself.

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* Website/FantasyPowersLeague: ''Website/FantasyPowersLeague'': Used by two separate characters as a primary weapon, and despite the phallic intonation, both are female. Used first by Penelope Whatshername as an instrument of revenge against a clan of sadistic brothers who brutally abused her, and second by Zombiegirl who first used it as a weapon against zombies, but now backs it up with undead strength as a zombie herself.



* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Junior]]'s WeaponOfChoice is a ''huge'' baseball bat that can transform into a rocket launcher, perfect for those MacrossMissileMassacre moments! [[CurbStompBattle Still got nothin']] on [[ActionGirl Yang]], though.



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** San Francisco Giants legend Juan Marichal was a 10-time All-Star, a Hall of Fame inductee, and the winning hurler in "The Greatest Game Ever Pitched" [[note]](a 16-inning mutual complete-game duel with Warren Spahn that Marichal won 1-0)[[/note]], but "The Dominican Dandy" [[NeverLiveItDown will always be remembered]] for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJq3AI_Vs0U this performance after being grazed by Dodgers catcher Johnny Roseboro's throw back to the mound]] (Marichal is #27).
* In Russia (where baseball notably failed to get any semblance of popularity) bats outsell all other baseball paraphernalia combined by orders of magnitude. In the [[TheNewRussia 90s]] it was considered a common "car accessory" on par with a [[CrowbarCombatant crowbar]] or a [[ImprovisedWeapon tire wrench]]. It's always a baseball bat and never a hockey stick, because hockey is a genuinely popular sports in Russia.
* Same for Poland, to the point that 'replicas of baseball bats' are considered a weapon under the Firearms and Ammunition Act. No other ordinary tool, including knives of any kind are weapons and are completely unregulated. There were billboards displaying a baseball bat with the slogan, "Służy do grania, nie do zabijania" ("This is for playing with, not for killing with").

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** * San Francisco Giants legend Juan Marichal was a 10-time All-Star, a Hall of Fame inductee, and the winning hurler in "The Greatest Game Ever Pitched" [[note]](a 16-inning mutual complete-game duel with Warren Spahn that Marichal won 1-0)[[/note]], but "The Dominican Dandy" [[NeverLiveItDown will always be remembered]] for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJq3AI_Vs0U this performance after being grazed by Dodgers catcher Johnny Roseboro's throw back to the mound]] (Marichal is #27).
* In Russia (where baseball notably failed to get any semblance of popularity) bats outsell all other baseball paraphernalia combined by orders of magnitude. In the [[TheNewRussia 90s]] '90s]] it was considered a common "car accessory" on par with a [[CrowbarCombatant crowbar]] or a [[ImprovisedWeapon tire wrench]]. It's always a baseball bat and never a hockey stick, because hockey is a genuinely popular sports in Russia.
* Same for Poland, to the point that 'replicas "replicas of baseball bats' bats" are considered a weapon under the Firearms and Ammunition Act. No other ordinary tool, including knives of any kind are weapons and are completely unregulated. There were billboards displaying a baseball bat with the slogan, "Służy do grania, nie do zabijania" ("This is for playing with, not for killing with").
19th Jul '17 2:04:07 PM Kartoonkid95
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-->'''Narrator:''' ''The Incredible Hulk'' was a rating behemoth, but eventually, David Banner walked off into the sunset for the final time. ''(a truck drives by and a passenger whacks Banner with a bat, killing him)'' On a related note, Creator/BillBixby walked off into the sunset for the final time on November 21, 1993. ''His'' bat was cancer.

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-->'''Narrator:''' ''The Incredible Hulk'' was a rating ratings behemoth, but eventually, David Banner walked off into the sunset for the final time. ''(a truck drives by and a passenger whacks Banner with a bat, killing him)'' On a related note, Creator/BillBixby walked off into the sunset for the final time on November 21, 1993. ''His'' bat was cancer.
19th Jul '17 2:03:32 PM Kartoonkid95
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* The ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Road To The North Pole" while posing as Santa Claus Brian makes too much noise while raiding a family's kitchen so the father decides to call the police to prevent this from happening Stewie viciously beats him to death with a baseball bat, he then uses it to knock out his wife and daughter.

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* The In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Road To The North Pole" while posing as Santa Claus Pole", Brian makes and Stewie are SubbingForSanta when they make too much noise while raiding a family's kitchen so nose and are mistaken for robbers by the father decides of the house. When he tries to call the police to prevent this from happening police, Stewie viciously beats him to death with a baseball bat, he bat and then uses it to knock out his wife and daughter.


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* Used in the ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch "Top 100 Finale Episodes Ever", in a scene based on ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk''.
-->'''Narrator:''' ''The Incredible Hulk'' was a rating behemoth, but eventually, David Banner walked off into the sunset for the final time. ''(a truck drives by and a passenger whacks Banner with a bat, killing him)'' On a related note, Creator/BillBixby walked off into the sunset for the final time on November 21, 1993. ''His'' bat was cancer.
10th Jul '17 1:48:32 AM foxley
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* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': The VictimOfTheWeek in "Love on Ice" is a washed-up ball player who gets whacked over the skull with one of his lucky bats.
27th Jun '17 9:25:16 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas also has the baseball bat, though its unique VATS attack is called the Grand Slam. [[SortingAlgorithmOfWeaponEffectiveness Its also one of those early game ineffectual melee weapons you'll want to dump for something better as soon as possible.]] However, the Gun Runners' Arsenal version can be modded to be more effective, including turning it into a nailbat.
** VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}} also features baseball bats, or "Swatters" as the weapon vendor Moe Cronin calls them. They can be upgraded to aluminum (increasing damage and decreasing weight) and you can add other nasty upgrades to them, like nails, razor blades, or even buzz-saw blades that have been wrapped in barbed wire. A unique bat from the 2076 World Series is squirreled away in Jamaica Plains, and every so often a whack from it can send a hapless foe flying into the distance, dealing [[OneHitKill lethal]] [[LudicrousGibs damage]] if they're unfortunate enough to hit something like a wall. The ''Nuka-World'' DLC gives them even more upgrades, eventually allowing you to add ''jets'' on them. Batter up!

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** VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' also has the baseball bat, though its unique VATS attack is called the Grand Slam. [[SortingAlgorithmOfWeaponEffectiveness Its also one of those early game ineffectual melee weapons you'll want to dump for something better as soon as possible.]] However, the Gun Runners' Arsenal version can be modded to be more effective, including turning it into a nailbat.
nailbat. With all mods it hits 6 points harder, swings 20% faster, and lasts 50% longer.
** VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}} ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' also features baseball bats, or "Swatters" as the weapon vendor Moe Cronin calls them. They can be upgraded to aluminum (increasing damage and decreasing weight) and you can add other nasty upgrades to them, like nails, razor blades, or even buzz-saw blades that have been wrapped in barbed wire. A unique bat from the 2076 World Series is squirreled away in Jamaica Plains, and every so often a whack from it can send a hapless foe flying into the distance, dealing [[OneHitKill lethal]] [[LudicrousGibs damage]] if they're unfortunate enough to hit something like a wall. The ''Nuka-World'' DLC gives them even more upgrades, eventually allowing you to add ''jets'' on them. Batter up!
16th Jun '17 10:33:15 PM nombretomado
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* In ''BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'', Genghis Khan raids a sporting goods store for weapons and armor. He selects an aluminum baseball bat as his weapon and gives it a few flourishes.

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* In ''BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'', ''Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'', Genghis Khan raids a sporting goods store for weapons and armor. He selects an aluminum baseball bat as his weapon and gives it a few flourishes.
5th Jun '17 8:34:21 PM Someoneman
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* ''VideoGame/{{Cataclysm}}: Dark Days Ahead'' features baseball bats, in both wooden and aluminum varieties. The wooden bat can be crafted into a nail bat, barbed wire bat, or the "Louisville Slaughterer" (a baseball bat with a big spike through the top and covered in [[IncendiaryExponent flaming rags]]).
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