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2017 Louisville Slugger Omaha 517 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5173
-3 Length to Weight Ratio
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
* 30-Day Performance Promise *
2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
BBCOR Certified - Approved for H.S. and Collegiate Play
Lizard Skins Grip - Enhanced Softness and Tackiness
NEW 7U1 Alloy - Creates the Lightest Omaha Bats Ever!
One-Piece, Alloy Construction
31/32 Inch Tapered Handle
Flex Band Technology - Graphite Band Inside the Barrel that Allows for Thinner Walls / Huge Sweet Spot
200 MOI Point Reduction - Creates the Lightest Omaha BBCOR EVER!
* Not satisfied with the performance of the Omaha 516 within 30 days? Send it back for refund or exchange!*
Ultimate BALANCE - Maximum CONTROL : The Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBO5163 is here! With the introduction of their 2016 bat line, players around the nation are finding out why more Top 25 teams in NCAA baseball step into the box with Louisville Slugger. The Omaha line has been one of the most trusted one-piece bats in the game, and the new Omaha 516 delivers that same consistent performance and feel that players demand. Featuring Slugger's new exclusive 7U1 Alloy, the Omaha 516 will provide hitters with the largest sweet spot and lightest swing weight found in any Omaha to-date! This BBCOR certified model features the Flex Band Technology in its barrel. By inserting a 1" composite disc right below the sweet spot, the team in Louisville is able to meet BBCOR standards while keeping the barrel walls as thin as possible. Thinner barrel walls results in a lighter feel, larger sweet spot, and maximum trampoline effect on contact. Doesn't sound too bad, right? Louisville Slugger is more than confident that they've created the best bat in baseball and they're backing it up with the 30-Day Performance Promise. If you're not more confident in your swing in 30 days, send it back! Rounded out by a slick new graphic design and premium Lizard Skins grip tape, the Omaha 516 combines comfort and style and is sure to help each hitter "Own The Plate"! The Louisville Slugger Omaha 516 is backed by a Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty. Free Shipping!
***If within 30 days of the purchase the consumer is not completely satisfied with the performance of their Omaha 516 bat, they are able to return it to the retailer from which the purchase was made or directly to Louisville Slugger for a full refund of the documented retail price paid.***
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In 1842, J. Frederick Hillerich emigrated with his family from Baden-Baden, Germany to the United States. Eight years before, the 1834 Book of Sports had made its debut as the nation's first publication covering baseball. But when he arrived in Baltimore, J. Frederick Hillerich would never have dreamed of the future impact his family would have on America's favorite pastime.
After a short while, the Hillerichs moved to Louisville, where J. Fred started a woodworking shop in 1856. Two of his sons, Adam and John Andrew "Bud" were born in the United States and would later join their father in his business. By 1864 "J.F. Hillerich, Job Turning" was in operation and filled orders for businesses by custom-turning everything from balusters to bedposts.
The firm thrived, and by 1875 the little woodworking shop employed about 20 people. In 1880 Bud Hillerich, who was an amateur baseball player, became an apprentice in his father's shop. Young Bud made his own baseball bats along with bats for several of his teammates.
The debate over the origins of the first bat continues to generate controversy among baseball enthusiasts, but the younger Hillerich was most certainly involved in getting his father's business involved with what would become the company's signature item. According to company legend, the first bat was turned by Bud for Pete "The Old Gladiator" Browning in 1884. Browning was a star on Louisville's professional American Association team - the Eclipse. On a spring afternoon Bud, then seventeen, witnessed Browning break his favorite bat. Bud offered to make a bat for his hero, and Browning accepted. After the young wood shop apprentice lathed a quality stick from white ash, according to the story, Browning got three hits with it in the next game.
Louisville Slugger gloves are worn by more pitchers in Major League Baseball than any other glove.
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