PLAY BALL!!! Rock out the Rock-Ola World Series!!

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PLAY BALL!!! Rock out the Rock-Ola World Series!!

Postby Sparky » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:38 pm

Well, I usually don't post on projects anymore as I have so much to do and posting takes some free time away, but I promised Caitlyn, so here goes.

The story starts here: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=24912

So yes, I got the two World Series... BUT... Caitlyn had a THIRD that needed love too... so... probably not since the 1930's has there been THREE Rock-Ola World Series pins side by side! All will be restored.

And just to pu things in perspective... in baseball in 1934:

Lou Gehrig won the American League MVP and the St-Louis Cardinals won the World Series

The Pittsburgh Crawfords, with their star player Satchel Paige, won the Negro League title (and if you are a history buff or baseball nut, read up on Satchel Paige. The BEST player that ever lived, according to my grandfather... Paige was over 60 years old in his last MLB game...). I isited the Negro League Baseball hall of fame in Kansas City a few years ago. Met an ex-player there who was more than happy to tell me the stories. One of my best museum trips. But I digress...

1934 was the turning point of a very dark period, the Great Depression. An new house cost on average 6000$, less than a new pin today. LOL.

That year, a fanatic that was elected the year before in Germany, self-proclaimed himself as the fuhrer...

Bonnie and Clyde saw their journey end in a hail of bullets in Louisiana.

Nessie is spotted in Loch Ness for the first time...

And Alcatraz was open for business.

And 84 years later....

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PLAY BALL!!!
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Re: PLAY BALL!!! Rock out the Rock-Ola World Series!!

Postby Azatotht » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:11 pm

Cool stuff !
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Re: PLAY BALL!!! Rock out the Rock-Ola World Series!!

Postby cait001 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:14 pm

Very excited!
PINS: GTB Super Soccer (lent), GTB Sure Shot, BLY Mousin' Around, WMS No Good Gofers, WMS Triple Strike (loan)
COUNTERTOP: スマートボール (Smart Ball), 1934 PAMCO Contact Master, 1936 Bally Challenger (lent), 1934 Rock-Ola World's Series, 1934 Bally Signal Jr, 1934 Bally Signal Sr (lent), 1950 Culp Bridge Ball, 1964 Daiwa Pachinko, 1972 CC Mini-Baseball (loan), 1975 Satomi Arrangeball, 1930 Fields Five Jacks, 1931 Pace Base Ball, 1931 Pace Whiz Ball, 1932 Bally Goofy, 1978 Haiwa Pachinko
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Re: PLAY BALL!!! Rock out the Rock-Ola World Series!!

Postby Snazzy81 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:26 pm

There was one for sale out in this neck of the woods a couple weeks ago. Now I'm really regretting not picking it up :(
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Re: PLAY BALL!!! Rock out the Rock-Ola World Series!!

Postby Sparky » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:04 pm

Snazzy81 wrote:There was one for sale out in this neck of the woods a couple weeks ago. Now I'm really regretting not picking it up :(


I quickly set one up and you know what? As crazy as it may sound, it is fun as hell!!! Lol. You don't approach it like a flipper pin but mostly like a kid's game! I LOVE the ball rolling all around the playfield before going down the pin area. And the mechanisms are brilliantly made. Very ingenious. These will be a blast once restored.
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Re: PLAY BALL!!! Rock out the Rock-Ola World Series!!

Postby hyann » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:25 am

En plein le genre de projet qui m'aurait remotivé ça!!! J'attends les updates!
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