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Hardball



File Name: Wilmer S. Duggleby of Cooperstown, New York.
Grade: Army E-4 (1988)
SN: 075-0948-DW76
Notes: Cooperstown is on the south shore of Otsego Lake, in the central part of the state, about 75 miles west of Albany. The town is famous as the site of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.


chronological: Budo<< Hardball >>Hydro-Viper
alphabetical: Hard Master<< Hardball >>Hardtop

 

Animated Appearances

Hardball was animated only for commercials.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1988    
Version 1: spring 1988 regular carded figure assortment
Multi-Shot GrenadierMOS 1: Infantry [11B]
MOS 2: Special Services
  • head: Hardball (88)
  • arms: Hardball (88), M. Bison (93/I, 93/II)
  • torso: Hardball (88), M. Bison (93/I, 93/II), Hotwire (08)
  • waist: Hardball (88)
  • legs: Hardball (88)
Accessories: large grey multi-shot grenade launcher with small stock and removable round 8-grenade chamber (new), olive backpack with engraved grenades on sides and bottom (new).
After five seasons of playing centerfield in the minor leagues, Hardball came to the realization that the big league scouts just weren't interested in athletic prowess; they wanted star quality. The Joe Team was more interested in team-players than in stars, and they had a real need for a guy who could judge distances accurately and react quickly with deliberation.
"Grenade launchers are fitted with adjustable, graduated sights, calibrated in 25 meter increments. In a firefight, nobody wants to start readjusting sights—especially the blooper man. Hardball can drop a 40mm frag into a bucket from 75 meters, simply by eyeballing it. The man's a natural.
Toy Notes: Item #6518.