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With the backing of General Mills, who were launching the promotion of their cereal Wheaties, a squad of American baseball amateurs were recruited to play against Japanese amateur teams. When the tournament was over, Les McNeece was presented with this 3 ½-inch tall trophy from Waseda University in Japan. McNeese was best known for hitting the winning home run a year later in the 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi Germany before the largest crowd to ever watch a baseball game – 125,000 to win the gold medal for the United States. This award has a round base with three bats interlocked and resting against each other above. “LES Mc NEESE 2nd BASE” is engraved on the front and a home plate shaped plaque on the top of the round base reads “FROM WASEDA UNIVERSITY TO ALL-AMERICAN AMATEUR BASEBALL TEAM 1935”. This trophy is in good condition, showing age wear.

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Minimum Bid: $400.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $522.75
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.
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