Play Ball: Huntington Baseball Co.

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April 12, 2012

Now that the season is on, any good design fan is mulling over precisely how to get just a bit more baseball into his home decor. Moderation, fellow fans! Tempting as it may be to move that collection of pennants out of junior's room and into the foyer, there is a better solution for the sporting modernist: the work of Huntington Baseball Co. No game is as ripe with nostalgia, and even the most ardent minimalist will find something to like in the clean typography of Huntington's collection of paper goods. And as the corporate bloat of Major League Baseball's marketing machine rumbles on, you'll be forgiven for hankering for a simpler time with simpler gear. Check out our slideshow for the posters, coasters, and scorebooks that bring just the right does of the old time diamond into the home. 

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  Though your guests might mistake it as a bit of bland-food propaganda, this 11"x14" silkscreen is pulled from ballparks the nation over. Pepper is a splendid hitting, pitching, and fielding drill that is on the wane thanks to fussy groundskeepers who want to keep their turf pristine.
    Though your guests might mistake it as a bit of bland-food propaganda, this 11"x14" silkscreen is pulled from ballparks the nation over. Pepper is a splendid hitting, pitching, and fielding drill that is on the wane thanks to fussy groundskeepers who want to keep their turf pristine.
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  This sign ran from 1905-1907 at the South Side Grounds in Chicago. Rather a flowery way to say don't throw bottles, and definitely an interiors touch straight out of the past.
    This sign ran from 1905-1907 at the South Side Grounds in Chicago. Rather a flowery way to say don't throw bottles, and definitely an interiors touch straight out of the past.
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  This one really takes you back, all the way to the Federal League. An ideal gift for the gent who waxes his moustache and laments the designated hitter.
    This one really takes you back, all the way to the Federal League. An ideal gift for the gent who waxes his moustache and laments the designated hitter.
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  Few bother to keep score when spending a day at the ballpark, but for those still fussed over the difference between a passed ball and a wild pitch, this handsome set of scorecards is ideal.
    Few bother to keep score when spending a day at the ballpark, but for those still fussed over the difference between a passed ball and a wild pitch, this handsome set of scorecards is ideal.
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  To think that all the intricacies of baseball could be recorded here in a tiny book. The stub pencil is a nice touch though. And scoring the game certainly gives those out of foul ball range something to do between runs to the peanut stand.
    To think that all the intricacies of baseball could be recorded here in a tiny book. The stub pencil is a nice touch though. And scoring the game certainly gives those out of foul ball range something to do between runs to the peanut stand.
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  For a smattering of Huntington's different designs, try a set of coasters. Just $10 for a set of four, $15 for two sets.
    For a smattering of Huntington's different designs, try a set of coasters. Just $10 for a set of four, $15 for two sets.

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