Patent Portal: Bob Reach and the Inflatable Oven Mitt

Bob Reach was born in Brooklyn in 1843 and was likely a Civil War veteran. He had a brief career as a Major League ballplayer, appearing in three games from 1872-73 for Washington’s National Association team. He collected three singles in 13 at-bats and scored a pair of runs. After his playing days ended, he... Continue Reading →

Patent Portal: Aydelott Exercising Ball

Jacob Aydelott (1861-1926) pitched in the American Association for the 1884 Indianapolis Hoosiers and 1886 Philadelphia Athletics. He compiled a 5-9 record, posted a 4.79 ERA, and fanned 30 in his 124 big league innings. After a pair of seasons in the minors, his professional career fizzled. As of 1902, however, he was still pitching... Continue Reading →

Blog at

Up ↑