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2018 Louisville Slugger LXT -11 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTLFPLX18A11
$269.95 - $289.95
-11 Length to Weight Ratio
2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
Approved for Play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF
Balanced Swing Weight
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
New Improved TRU3 Three-Piece Connection - Better Feel & Increased Durability
PBF Barrel Technology - Performance Barrel-Flex System Creates A Larger Sweet Spot & Maximizes Power
Three-Piece, 100% Composite Construction
Ideal for Younger Players Seeking Increased Barrel Control and Consistency at the Plate
Performance PLUS Composite with Zero Friction Double Wall Design
New for 2017! The bat that everyone has been looking forward to was well worth the wait. The 2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper Fastpitch Softball Bat: FPLX171 may have a new name and new features, but it is still the same in regard to its ultimate feel and unparalleled performance. There is a reason why this model is preferred by the best players at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels. Louisville Slugger was not satisfied with the cutting edge technologies associated with previous models and has continued to excel and improve on the design from year to year. The improved TRU3 Three-Piece Connection allows for independent movement between the barrel and the handle which controls vibration and provides unmatched feel on contact. By controlling vibration, you are able to maintain acceleration through the impact with less worry of major hand sting. All while the brand-new PBF Barrel Technology and Performance Barrel-Flex System creates a larger sweet spot and maximizes the trampoline effect. In addition, the TRU3 on the 2017 LXT HYPER will provide an even lighter swing weight and balanced feel in comparison to the 2017 XENO. The tried-and-true Performance PLUS composite material makes up the three-piece, 100% composite construction that has ZERO break-in required and hot out of the wrapper performance. With a 2 1/4 inch barrel diameter, a standard 7/8 inch handle, and a -11 length to weight ratio, the 2017 Louisville Slugger LXT Hyper Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTLFPLX171 will be approved for play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF. Furthermore, the 2017 XENO Plus will perform at the highest level and promote extreme confidence at the plate. Last, but certainly not least, this bat is covered by a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. Louisville Slugger: The most trusted name in Fastpitch! Get yours today with 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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