2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
-3 Length to Weight Ratio
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
Lizard Skins Grip - Enhanced Softness and Tackiness
FCS (Fused Carbon Structure) Composite Design
TRU3 - Featuring Dynamic Socket Connection that Allows for Slight Movement Between Barrel & Handle
Three-Piece, Composite Design
BBCOR Certified - Approved for H.S. and Collegiate Play
31/32 Inch Tapered Handle
Flex Band Technology - Graphite Band Inside the Barrel that Allows for Thinner Walls / Huge Sweet Spot
* Not satisfied with the performance of the Prime 916 within 30 days? Send it back for refund or exchange!*
* 30-Day Performance Promise *
Maximum SPEED - Extreme POWER - Ultimate BALANCE : The Louisville Slugger Prime 916 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9163 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 a Louisville Slugger in their hands. Slugger made waves in the market with a never-before-seen 3-Piece bat construction, but the TRU3 Dynamic Socket Connection allows for slight movement between the barrel and handle to further maximize barrel trampoline effect and eliminate negative vibration. Combine that with the newly created FCS (Fused Carbon Structure) Composite and Flex Band Technology, the Prime 916 showcases the lightest swing weight and largest sweet spot in the 2016 Slugger lineup. 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 Prime 916 combines comfort and style and is sure to help each hitter "Own The Plate"! The Louisville Slugger Prime 916 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 Prime 916 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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