History and Background of Marucci Bats:
When Jack Marucci saw his 4 year old son Gino slide head first into home plate at his first T-ball game (when most of the kids on the team didn’t know the difference between first base and third base, or which one to run to), he knew his son shared his love for the game. However, after two seasons of hearing the “clink” of the metal bat in the backyard, Jack and Gino could bear the sound no more.
Searching for a child-size wooden bat proved to be quite difficult, even in the age of the Internet where everything is for sale. Most of the big companies didn’t offer smaller bats and would only make a custom bat for a hefty price.
Marucci, who had inherited some woodworking tools from his late father (big Jack Marucci) had been slowly teaching himself the craft of woodworking. He purchased a small lathe and kit of tools and taught himself how to use it to craft wooden baseball bats. The rest is sports history…
Marucci Bat Company™ specializes in handcrafted, customized wooden bats for players of all levels.
If you listen carefully, beneath the crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd, you’ll hear the whirl of a lathe in a little wood shop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Step inside to the smell of fresh cut wood shavings and the freshly mowed grass of Marucci Field. At work is Uniontown, Pennsylvania native Jack Marucci, buffing a high gloss into the black lacquer of a new bat. From the walls of his shop, ghostly images of baseball greats seem to grin with approval.
The Marucci Bat Company™ takes pride in turning top quality wooden baseball bats in the same tradition and precise technique of the earliest bat companies. Every Marucci Bat™ is cut, calibrated, balanced, buffed and lacquered by hand. Owners of our bats will take the same pride in every swing.