A baseball bat used by Jack White has recently been inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame. The custom-made baseball was used by White during a charity baseball game on March 23rd, which took place outside of the Baseball Hall Of Fame’s home in Cooperstown, New York, ahead of his own concert on May 27th. The bat earned the induction after Jeff Idelson, president of the Hall of Fame and Museum, saw the bat in action and requested that it be inducted.White, a noted Detroit Tigers fan, co-owns the company that made the bat, Warstic, with Los Angeles Angels second baseman Ian Kinsler—the company seeks to merge “beauty and purpose to the weapons that athletes use to accomplish their goals.”After the charity game—which saw White’s Warstic Woodmen face off against a local team, the Leatherstocking All Stars—Warstic created 50 limited-edition replicas of White’s bat for charity. Each of the bats was individually numbered, autographed by White, and then auctioned online, with the proceeds totaling $32,000 and benefiting Well For Culture and youth Native American baseball participation.[H/T Rolling Stone]
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden appears to be boosting his goal for coronavirus vaccinations in his first 100 days in office, suggesting the nation could soon be vaccinating 1.5 million Americans on average per day. Biden made the comments Monday as talks with Congress over a $1.9 trillion stimulus package showed few signs of progress. He signaled his increasing bullishness on the pace of vaccinations after signing an executive order to boost government purchases from U.S. manufacturers. It was among a flurry of moves by Biden during his first full week to publicly show he’s taking swift action to heal an ailing economy.