12 Inch Barrel Length
2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
7/8 Inch Tapered Handle
Approved for Play in USSSA, NSA, and ISA
End Loaded Swing Weight
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
Grit Blast Finish on Barrel - Increases Back Spin for More Carry and Distance
iST Xs Technology - Extra Stiff Connection = Max Energy Transfer
Two-Piece, 100% Composite Design
Kevin Kennington Signature Series Model
Louisville Slugger's two-piece powerhouse, the Super Z, is back for a new season! The Super Z's frame is constructed from some of the highest quality carbon composite fibers on the planet - delivering nothing but the top-end performance that elite hitters demand. With the iST Xs two-piece connection technology, you'll experience the solid feel of a one-piece bat but none of the harsh vibrations that reduce both comfort and performance at the dish. Represent Slugger Nation and pick up your own 2016 Louisville Slugger Super Z End Load USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat: WTLSZU16E today with our Fast, Free Shipping!
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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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