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Large Steel Baseball Bat, Glove of Shrubs

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Pittsfield claims to have a 1791 ordinance prohibiting the playing of baseball, thereby indirectly proving that it was the birthplace of the game. In 2006 the town sponsored a community art blitz to call attention to its place in sports history. One of the artworks, "Elements of the Game," was created by landscape designer Jerid Hohn and was later purchased and allowed to remain in place. It consists of a 25-foot-long metal bat, now artfully rusting, accompanied by a "ball" made of rocks and a "glove" of finger-like shrubbery.

Large Steel Baseball Bat, Glove of Shrubs

Wahconah St., Pittsfield, MA
Wahconah St. and Briggs Ave. in front of the ballpark.
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