2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
-3 Length to Weight Ratio
31/32 Inch Standard Handle
BBCOR Certified - Approved for High School and Collegiate Play
FCS (Fused Carbon Structure) Composite Design
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
Custom Lizard Skins Grip - Enhanced Comfort and Tackiness
Three-Piece, Composite Design
New Improved Patented TRU3 technology reduces vibration and provides unmatched feel on contact
New MicroForm Composite for Max Pop Right Out of the Wrapper
Balanced Swing Weight
Legal For Play In Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League Divisions Of Little League
New for 2017! One of the most popular baseball bats of the '15 - '16 season is back and better than ever! Louisville Slugger was not satisfied with the performance and popularity of last year's Prime 916 and has expanded and upgraded their new 2017 lineup. This 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 is new, improved, and ready to prove. Maximum power, ultimate speed, and an industry leading balance are just a few characteristics to describe the Prime 917. This model provides you with the best of both worlds having a huge, extended barrel and a light swing weight which is ideal for both power and contact hitters alike. Get your bat through the zone fast with top of the line control. Slugger's innovative three-piece, 100% composite design features the new MicroForm composite material and the patented Fused Carbon Structure (FCS) to provide maximum pop right out of the wrapper and one of the largest sweet spots ever. Combine that with the new and improved TRU3 which allows for independent movement between the barrel and the handle which controls vibration and provides unmatched feel on contact. To top it off, each Prime 917 comes wrapped with a new, custom Lizard Skin premium performance bat grip for the ultimate comfort and enhanced tackiness. Louisville Slugger, a name associated with only the best bats in baseball, always puts unparalleled performance in the hands of the nation's players. Power In Numbers!
This 2017 Louisville Slugger Prime 917 BBCOR Baseball Bat: BBP9173 features a -3 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter, and the BBCOR certification making it legal for play at the high school and collegiate level. Buy yours today with fast, free shipping right here at JustBats.com. We're here from Click to Hit!
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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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