Right after the Shibe Park public address system announced, “Now batting for the Philadelphia Phillies, number 14, Del Ennis, left field,” either Gene Kelly or later Byrum Saam — both of whom did radio play-by-play for the Phillies — would say, “It’s Ding Dong Del” or “Here comes Ennis the Menace.” The radio listener could picture Del Ennis with a hand at each end of the bat, raising the bat over his head to stretch or loosen his back and shoulder muscles. Ennis would then stroke two practice swings and step into the batter’s box. There was nothing unusual about his stance. He was square to the plate, the bat was still; as the pitcher delivered the ball he would step toward the pitcher and if he liked the pitch, he swung, using shoulders, arms, and wrists that could belong to a blacksmith
What a great 40's glove I used to form this baseball glove wallet. For those that think red baseball stitches are too bright... here you go. I put this glove togther with brown matching baseballstitches. On the inside are six top load card pockets and a cash slot. This glove measures 4.75" by 3.75" and has a thin profile due to the vintage glove leather. What a great unusual piece of baseball history.