Fields v. Hoyt
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In 1935, Homer Hoyt took his son Robert to see the Boston Braves play the Chicago Cubs at Braves Field. Robert had recently broken his arm and had it in a cast. After Babe Ruth completed batting practice, Robert asked him to sign the cast. Rather than signing it, Ruth gave him the bat that he had used in batting practice. Decades later, Robert was unemployed and sold his bat to John Quincy. Shortly Robert’s death, his son Scott sold a bat to the plaintiff, Emmitt Fields, claiming it was the bat Babe Ruth had given to his father. Fields has sued Scott Hoyt alleging that Scott fraudulently induced him to purchase the bat.
Fields v. Hoyt, by Judge Andrew Rodovich, is intended to be a quick, fairly simple case file perfect for time-limited classes and programs. It features three witnesses per side, as well as access to the electronic files of the exhibits via NITA’s easy-to-use digital download center.
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Table of contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Homer "Bucky" Hoyt, Jr.
Michael "Mickey" Williams
Exhibit 1—Comparison Photo of Bats
Exhibit 2—Braves Game Admission Ticket
Exhibit 3—Braves Game Scorecard (Cover)
JURY INSTRUCTIONS AND VERDICT FORM
ABOUT THE AUTHOR