Baseball Bat

Not to be confused with Duke's baseball bat, Penelope

Baseball Bat #2
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A long, solid wooden bat. As a weapon, it can land quite a blow on your enemy.
Type
Melee
Buy Price
$200
Sell Price
$130
Weapon Info
Weapon Type
Clubbing
Damage Range
16 - 21
Accuracy Range
57 - 62

Baseball Bat is a Melee Clubbing weapon that can be purchased from and sold to Big Al's Gun Shop.

The Baseball Bat was one of the items available at the launch of Torn on 15 November 2004, having been introduced during the Torn City Beta. [1]

The Baseball Bat has a stealth rating of 6.6.

Usage

The Duke Contract "Plainleth Dentitht" requires a target to be defeated using either a Baseball Bat or Duke's baseball bat, Penelope. Baseball Bats with bonuses that boost damage, such as Empower or Powerful, are sometimes used for this purpose.

Some players equip a Baseball Bat or another clubbing weapon with the Home Run bonus when Attacking to ward off an opponent's Temporary weapons such as the Flash Grenade. Due to the weapon's lower stats, Baseball Bats with less desirable bonuses are commonly traded in at Big Al's Bunker for Bunker Bucks.

Obtaining

The Baseball Bat is most commonly obtained as a purchase from Big Al's. It can also be found through city finds.

The Baseball Bat can be found as a result of the following crimes:

Burglary:

  • "Mobile Home" (quantity one)
  • "Market" (quantity one)

1,000 Baseball Bats will be restocked at Big Al's after being sold out. The amount of time before a restock occurs is half the time it took the item to sell out, rounded to the nearest 15 minutes.

Baseball Bats can be bought from other players through the Item Market, Bazaars, or Trades, but as Melee weapons do not stack they must be purchased one by one, making it time consuming to buy in bulk.

A high quality Baseball Bat with a Weapon Bonus can be obtained by opening a Melee Cache. A Baseball Bat obtained this way can have a Damage stat up to 31 and an Accuracy stat up to 72.

Buffs

Players can gain Weapon Experience on Baseball Bats once the "CBT3870 Bachelor of Military Arts and Science" Education course has been completed. Baseball Bats, along with all melee weapons, receive a 10% damage bonus from the "Drunken Master" 3* special at Pubs and Restaurants, and a 2% damage bonus from the completion of the "HIS2170 Medieval History" course.

The Baseball Bat is affected by all universal buffs such as the 1% damage boost from completion of the "BIO2350 Evolution" course or the +3 accuracy from the "Seasoned Poacher" 10* Zoo special.

Related Awards

Baseball Bat Related Awards
Image Name Requirements
441555606.png Axe Wound Achieve 100 finishing hits with clubbing weapons

Historical Notes

All Baseball Bats used to have the same damage and accuracy stats. Unique stats for each Baseball Bat were revealed in a December 2015 update. [2]

Image History

Baseball Bat Image History
Years Used Image
2006* to July 2012 [3] 2.0.png
July 2012 to 12 September 2023 [4] 2.1.png
12 September 2023 to present [5] 2.2.png

* Items did not have images prior to 2006.

The first 3D model of the Baseball Bat was released on 12 September 2023.

Trivia

A Baseball Bat has been used as a symbol on Torn's Slots Machine since 3 June 2011, when the slot reels first started using images instead of numbers, but has always used a different image than the item image. [6] The current Baseball Bat icon on the slot machine was put into use on 23 June 2014, when the Slot machine was updated to its third iteration. [7]

Patch History

Released in Patch list #

References

  1. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Melee Weapons (With citations) (26/05/23)
  2. Chedburn, Unique weapons and armor (08/12/15)
  3. Melee Weapons (With citations) (09/01/23)
  4. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Melee Weapons (With citations) (04/03/24)
  5. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Melee Weapons (With citations) (08/02/24)
  6. Melee Weapons (With citations) (08/02/24)
  7. Melee Weapons (With citations) (08/02/24)