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Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen

Batting Doughnuts

Regular price $154.95 Unit price  per 

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In 1955, Elston Howard (the first African-American player on the Yankees' roster) developed the batting doughnut to help hitters warm up and improve bat speed. Howard, the 1963 AL MVP, later received investment from the St. Louis Cardinals to produce more weights. However, new competitors began manufacturing doughnuts, and Howard ultimately didn't profit like he should've. He and his supporters lacked the funds to take his competitors to court. 

With each purchase of my doughnut, a donation of $150 will be made in collaboration with DailyKarma* to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

*DailyKarma's automated donations are scheduled to occur on the 2nd day of each month.


ABOUT MY BATTING DOUGNUTS

They are real iron doughnuts, and as you would expect... they are heavy!

  • Each doughnut weighs 16 OZ.
  • They are made over a multi-day process, using a combination of spray paint, acrylic (glazing), faux sprinkles, and Flex Seal (as a protective coating).
  • Each doughnut is hand-painted original artwork by yours truly, Matthew Lee Rosen.
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen
Batting doughnuts by baseball card artist Matthew Rosen