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Show us your EM Pitch and Bat Games!!

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#451 2 years ago

Good idea, thanks. Would love to find a good pic from old Tiger stadium (I grew up in Detroit).

#452 2 years ago

Who owns, or even has access to, a pitch-and-bat made by Exhibit Supply? I'm compiling some updates on pitch-and-bats for IPDB and the Mr. Pinball book, and there is very little info out there.

Owners of pitch-and-pat games are well rewarded with Bonus Points when they bring one to show at Pintastic New England. In view of the apparent scarcity of Exhibit products of this type, I just cranked up the Bonus Points to 8 for an Exhibit pitch-and-bat, which is on top of other Bonus Points earned by any pitch-and-bat game of the 1950s.
.................David Marston

#453 2 years ago
Quoted from dmarston:

Who owns, or even has access to, a pitch-and-bat made by Exhibit Supply? I'm compiling some updates on pitch-and-bats for IPDB and the Mr. Pinball book, and there is very little info out there.
Owners of pitch-and-pat games are well rewarded with Bonus Points when they bring one to show at Pintastic New England. In view of the apparent scarcity of Exhibit products of this type, I just cranked up the Bonus Points to 8 for an Exhibit pitch-and-bat, which is on top of other Bonus Points earned by any pitch-and-bat game of the 1950s.
.................David Marston

Exhibit Supply pitch and bats are scarce. I would like see and play just about any game produced by that manufacturer. I am currently restoring this 1953 Exhibit Space Gun.

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#454 2 years ago
Quoted from ZNET:

Exhibit Supply pitch and bats are scarce. I would like see and play just about any game produced by that manufacturer. I am currently restoring this 1953 Exhibit Space Gun.[quoted image]

THE original "Space Invaders"!

#455 2 years ago
Quoted from ZNET:

Exhibit Supply pitch and bats are scarce. I would like see and play just about any game produced by that manufacturer. I am currently restoring this 1953 Exhibit Space Gun.[quoted image]

Glad to see you are restoring this game .Exhibit Supply gun games are also becoming harder to find.

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#456 2 years ago
Quoted from fanuminski:

Picked up a 72 Williams Line Drive months ago. Just about done. After 60 hrs+ of cleaning etc. (ughh)
New bullseye target plastic , stripped & plated pitch/bat buttons, made new alum hanging targets & powder coated red, new pitching mound flap & powder coated green.
Added crowd scenes, touched up batters box & mylared area and added some led lighting which really helps if room lights are off. Cabinet rough - just touched up as best I could
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Nice looking game. Where did you get the bullseye plastic?
thx
izzy

#457 2 years ago
Quoted from izzy:

Nice looking game. Where did you get the bullseye plastic?
thx
izzy

Shay http://shayarcadegroup.com/playfield-plastics/

but keep in mind it's thinner than the original and the metal trim will have to be tapped/banged to close the gap.
I choose to put a 1/16" piece of lexan/plastic that is mostly shatterproof in front of my new bullseye - but then had
to find something else to hold the two together since they now were too thick for the metal edging. really hard to find
something that will work -so I used Mcmaster Carr #8451A91 black u-channel push on trim

#458 2 years ago

Cool. Very helpful
thx

#459 2 years ago
Quoted from izzy:

Cool. Very helpful
thx

If you need a brand new repro Shay backglass I’ll give you a good deal.

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#460 2 years ago

For anyone looking for a Williams Pitch and Bat handle assembly, I just this in from someone who machines them himself. PM if interested.

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#461 2 years ago

nice work!

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#462 2 years ago

EDIT Found it! Chicago Coin All Star. Seller states it needs some work Worth $500?
Anyone know the manufacturer and name of this pitch and bat? Thanks!
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#463 2 years ago

Williams 69’ Gridiron was able to get for free.

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#464 2 years ago
Quoted from plgg3:

I am also looking for this game anyone have for sale Baseball champ or world series.

I have a Baseball Champ that I would sell. It is currently not working - probably because no one has played it in years. I am not too skilled in repairing EM games and it is probably an easy fix.

If you are still looking please let me know. I am in 94546. Bob

#465 2 years ago

63' Williams Major League - Mechanically Restored not cosmetically correct. Don't matter still love the game and will restore to it's original cosmetics down the road have a few other projects to restore first...only 5...well technically 6 trying to wrap up my 72' Haunted House.

Going to be doing some back glass repair on several of my games. Triple Thick and touch up needed.

New Home Run plastic just purchased from Pinsider SteveinTexas...Shout out to Steve thanks brother for responding!

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#466 1 year ago

I realise chances are slim, but does anyone have P&B games for sale in Europe? Already got the 52 Williams Deluxe World Series, but looking to add to that.

#467 1 year ago

Did anyone here buy the Williams World Series that was on Ebay in Pennsylvania? The seller ended the auction early. It was a restored machine that looked nice.

#468 1 year ago

Anyone have an extra batting unit for a Williams Line Drive? The linkage on mine is worn out (both pieces! The plate that pulls on the bat post, and the bat post itself), so the bat won't swing when the batting coil pulls in.

#469 1 year ago
Quoted from theadicts77:

I realise chances are slim, but does anyone have P&B games for sale in Europe? Already got the 52 Williams Deluxe World Series, but looking to add to that.

theadicts77 May I ask where you got that Deluxe World Series from? Could it be it the one that was auctioned off in that awesome classic arcade collection in The Netherlands a few years ago (see picture)?
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#470 1 year ago

Need some advice - I have a 1951 Williams Super World Series. I'm trying to decide between selling it as a restoration project, or parting it out.

The situation is as follows: it's got a new vinyl playfield overlay on it, but the overlay is for the 1953 / 54 Wiliams pitch and bats, not the '51. It's missing the batting unit, though I've heard that other later model batting units will work as a replacement. The parts have been pulled off the underside of the playfield, so those need to be re-mounted. Everything else seems to be there. It does have the lockdown bar, and the proper pull hardware for the front of the cabinet - the metal molded bat and the ball release. The coin entry plate has a small piece cracked off.

Is this a desirable enough title to restore? I've mainly had pitch and bats from the '62 World Series and later.

As a restoration project, what value do you think it has?

#471 1 year ago
Quoted from emguy:

Need some advice - I have a 1951 Williams Super World Series. I'm trying to decide between selling it as a restoration project, or parting it out.

I have the sister 52 Deluxe world series that has the same internals.

Personally i love it and wouldnt get rid of it

#472 1 year ago
Quoted from Jappie:

theadicts77 May I ask where you got that Deluxe World Series from? Could it be it the one that was auctioned off in that awesome classic arcade collection in The Netherlands a few years ago (see picture)?
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Sorry, i've only seen this now. I bought it off some chap from Germany, but i am not sure where he got it from. Would you know any other machines around the mainland?

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#473 1 year ago

Going to pick up a Williams 4 Bagger next week and I think it’ll fit in my van but it’s going to be really close fit.

Does any one here have access to one that could give me a length measurement please?

#474 1 year ago
Quoted from theadicts77:

Sorry, i've only seen this now. I bought it off some chap from Germany, but i am not sure where he got it from. Would you know any other machines around the mainland?

It could very well be that one. If the cabinet has been painted over in the original scheme, it probably is. Not that many Pitch-and-Bats around in Europe.

That Genco Hi-Fly in the picture used to be mine. It's now in the Dutch Pinball Museum. One of the Evans Ten Strikes in the pic is still mine.

#475 1 year ago

Another Pitch-and-Bat @ the Dutch Pinball Museum. And a rare one at that, with an American Football theme: Williams All-American Quarterback.

This short video is part of a series. It has the goal to make pinball history more approachable to the general public visiting the museum.

#476 1 year ago

Currently restoring a Williams 1962 World Series. Applying the graphics to the cabinet this week. Lower board and playfield are done. Many, many hours into it thus far.

#477 1 year ago

I have a Little League with an extra body. This game is on my projects to be repaired list.

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#478 1 year ago
Quoted from Pdxmonkey:

Going to pick up a Williams 4 Bagger next week and I think it’ll fit in my van but it’s going to be really close fit.
Does any one here have access to one that could give me a length measurement please?

I've hauled a couple 4 Baggers in different Ford Explorers. I'm sure it will fit in a van.

#479 1 year ago
Quoted from AlexF:

I've hauled a couple 4 Baggers in different Ford Explorers. I'm sure it will fit in a van.

Thanks Alex, I have about 67”

Thinking it’ll be fine but hate to drive 2.5 hours to find out otherwise. First EM pitch and bat for me.

Pretty cool thread here!

#480 1 year ago

I think you will be ok. If you search for dimensions there was one that sold at auction. They list the length at 65.75". I'm guessing some of that is the bat handle that could be adjusted upward to gain a little bit.

It's a great game. I miss mine. I sold my Skill Roll and 4 Bagger to a buddy. After some time he sold me Skill Roll back but wanted to keep 4 Bagger.

#481 1 year ago

Still on the hunt for a Chicago Coin World Series Deluxe, it’s one of the games I spent my paper route money on. Any leads appreciated.....

#482 1 year ago

Very cool. Thanks for sharing, restored one of these earlier this year I think I posted some pictures of it on this thread a few months ago. Game is actually quite fun.

Quoted from Jappie:

Another Pitch-and-Bat @ the Dutch Pinball Museum. And a rare one at that, with an American Football theme: Williams All-American Quarterback.
This short video is part of a series. It has the goal to make pinball history more approachable to the general public visiting the museum.

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#483 1 year ago

Those All-American Quarterback games are sweet — thanks for posting! I love the running man action, and imagine that kids back in ‘49 must have been pretty bedazzled by that.

I’ve got a nice example of AAQ’s baseball brother from that year, the ‘49 Star Series. Playfield is pristine, and it has the original plate glass with screened instructions. Gameplay is classic Williams pitch-and-bat. I believe it’s the second game Williams made with the vertical running man unit circling the bases on the backglass.

Mr. Red bobblehead topper nods his approval...even when I hit a pop-up with the bases loaded...
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#484 1 year ago

I've recently joined the group with a Slugfest and a 1968 Ball Park. Slugfest is up and running great but the Ball Park is stuck in a reset loop. Does anybody have a manual / start up procedure so I can take a shot at figuring out whats wrong ?.

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#485 1 year ago

Poor Ed.

#486 1 year ago

Erectile dysfunction blows.

#487 1 year ago
Quoted from FelixTCat:

I've recently joined the group with a Slugfest and a 1968 Ball Park. Slugfest is up and running great but the Ball Park is stuck in a reset loop. Does anybody have a manual / start up procedure so I can take a shot at figuring out whats wrong ?.
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Felix,
I'm pretty sure i have the paper work for ball park.
I'll look and let you know.

#488 1 year ago
Quoted from FlipperFix:

Felix,
I'm pretty sure i have the paper work for ball park.
I'll look and let you know.

THANKS !

#489 1 year ago
Quoted from SilverLiningMan:

Those All-American Quarterback games are sweet — thanks for posting! I love the running man action, and imagine that kids back in ‘49 must have been pretty bedazzled by that.
I’ve got a nice example of AAQ’s baseball brother from that year, the ‘49 Star Series. Playfield is pristine, and it has the original plate glass with screened instructions. Gameplay is classic Williams pitch-and-bat. I believe it’s the second game Williams made with the vertical running man unit circling the bases on the backglass.
Mr. Red bobblehead topper nods his approval...even when I hit a pop-up with the bases loaded...
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Here's my Williams "Star Series" game as well! She's an oldy, but a goody! (Bat switch got stuck showing my nephew how to play, I opened the coin door to quickly fix it - and the entire coin mech dropped on my toe (no shoes) - sharp edge, good amount of weight, next thing was a trip to the ER for3 stitches..besides a few head bangers and sore arms from moving several games at once, first true pinball injury!

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#490 1 year ago
Quoted from Nikrox2:

Here's my Williams "Star Series" game as well! She's an oldy, but a goody! (Bat switch got stuck showing my nephew how to play, I opened the coin door to quickly fix it - and the entire coin mech dropped on my toe (no shoes) - sharp edge, good amount of weight, next thing was a trip to the ER for3 stitches..besides a few head bangers and sore arms from moving several games at once, first true pinball injury!
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That 3 in 1 coin acceptor weighs a ton! Would not want to drop it on my foot!

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#491 1 year ago

that's the culprit right there! And at that height, weight ratio - it fell straight down, sharp edge first! yeow!

#492 1 year ago
Quoted from Nikrox2:

Here's my Williams "Star Series" game as well! She's an oldy, but a goody! (Bat switch got stuck showing my nephew how to play, I opened the coin door to quickly fix it - and the entire coin mech dropped on my toe (no shoes) - sharp edge, good amount of weight, next thing was a trip to the ER for3 stitches..besides a few head bangers and sore arms from moving several games at once, first true pinball injury!
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Great looking game you got there... and owwwww

#493 1 year ago

Looks small I know, but it went deep..lol

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#494 1 year ago

How that mechanism slipped out is beyond me, but thank goodness there wasn't a small child playing the game and opened it...It would have sliced a toe off I'm afraid. Took that mech out and placed her inside the cab, then locked her down. No more accidents allowed..lol

#495 1 year ago
Quoted from Nikrox2:

Looks small I know, but it went deep..lol
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Man! Williams REALLY knew what they were doing to provide the full-body experience—looks like you got spiked by the shortstop breaking up a double play!

#496 1 year ago

It looks like I have everything it would have come with.
Not really a startup procedure listed like in a gottlieb manual.
Let me know if these help, or i can do anything else for you.
Or if you want to get rid of the game, I know someone with the paperwork who'd be interested in it. Lol

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#497 1 year ago
Quoted from FlipperFix:

It looks like I have everything it would have come with.
Not really a startup procedure listed like in a gottlieb manual.
Let me know if these help, or i can do anything else for you.
Or if you want to get rid of the game, I know someone with the paperwork who'd be interested in it. Lol
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Thank you for these, I'll give it a shot and see if it's something simple (I think it should be) although it would probably be a better idea for the guy with the machine to buy the manual

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#498 1 year ago

Question about a williams 1962 world series pitching motor: I'm restoring the machine after sitting for 40 years and was cleaning the underside of the playfield with it removed from the machine. On the pitching motor, one dog that actuates a switch stack was seized. I suspected the other dogs were sticky too, and when I touched it the unit/arm mechanically 'pitched'. I'm glad my finger wasn't in there! Question: If the unit/arm moved without the motor turning, did I lose a winding on my spring? Do I need to put another wind back on? I'm still trying to mechanically understand this unit...

#499 1 year ago

"Do I need to put another wind back on? I'm still trying to mechanically understand this unit..."

No, the motor when it is engaged will wind the spring tension again. (Working on the same machine here)

#500 1 year ago
Quoted from Playdium:

"Do I need to put another wind back on? I'm still trying to mechanically understand this unit..."
No, the motor when it is engaged will wind the spring tension again. (Working on the same machine here)

Thanks for the input. I will hook it back up and watch it function to better understand it. I've got all the dogs de gummed, so it should behave now. It must do a (spring) release step and wind step during each revolution?

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