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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.



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Wilmer S. Duggleby (African-American with Irish surname) of Cooperstown, NY. Cooperstown (pop. 2,032) is a village in the central portion of the state, famous as the site of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. All other New York Joes were born within 20 miles of the City. Grades: E-4: 1988 SNs: 075-0948-DW76

Animated Appearances

Hardball was animated only for commercials.

Headcanon

Born June 6, 1956. Hardball joined the Joe Team in September 1984, and his appearance is represented by Version 1. He was with the team until it was disbanded in December 1989 but was not recalled when the Joes were reactivated in 1991.

Figure Releases

Versions: 1. 1988    
Version 1: 1988 regular carded assortment
Fig. #0167: 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: green grenade backpack (new, with "US"); grey grenade launcher (new, with removable chamber)
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.
"Greande 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.