Maple bats quickly became a phenomenon largely impart to the 2001 showing of Barry Bonds who had 73 homeruns in a single season, while swinging a maple bat. In early production maple bats seemed impossible to make due to the amount of moisture in the wood. The wood was merely too heavy to make into an effective baseball bat. Time passed and technology grew. In the 90s new ways of drying the wood to create bats with lower moisture content for effective use was in place and maple soon took off. Maple bats tend to cost more than ash wood bats, but they also tend to last longer. They are much stronger wood and give you more durability. Maple is preferred by many players. It can be used in amateur and pro leagues everyday. Check out JustBats.com for your next maple wood bat and remember from CLICK to HIT.