1936 R344 Rabbit Maranville ‘How To’ Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title R344 Rabbit Maranville ‘How To’
Year 1936
Size 3″ x 3 3/4″
Images Brown Ink
Type Candy/Gum
Number in Set

R344 Rabbit Maranville ‘How To’ Overview

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The 1936 R344 Rabbit Maranville ‘How To’ set is a series of instructional booklets with tips from the player about many different baseball-related topics. The front featured a cartoon image as well as the topic (i.e. How to Throw, How to Run Bases, etc.). The set was produced by National Chicle.

The insides of the booklets provided instruction on the topic in question and the back was a continuation of that. Backs also advertised that the booklets were distributed with the Batter Up set (R318). The backs also stated that there were many other Maranville booklets giving ‘inside secrets’ from Maranville in his 23 years of Major League baseball.

In all, there are 20 booklets in the set. Each booklet measures approximately 3″ wide x 3 3/4″ tall. The booklets had a total of four panels (front cover, two inside panels, back panel).

All printing in the booklet is done in a brownish/maroon color. Books were produced in 1936, the year after Maranville had retired as a player.

R344 Rabbit Maranville ‘How To’ Checklist

  1. Pitch the Out Shoot
  2. Throw the inshoot
  3. Pitch the Drop
  4. Pitch the Floater
  5. Run the Bases
  6. Slide
  7. Catch Flies
  8. Field Grounders
  9. Tag a Man Out
  10. Cover a Base
  11. Bat
  12. Steal Bases
  13. Bunt
  14. Coach Base Runners
  15. Catch Behind the Bat
  16. Throw to Bases
  17. Signal
  18. Umpire – Call Balls and Strikes
  19. Umpire – Bases
  20. Lay out a Ball Field

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