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Approximate 2 1/2 Inch Barrel Diameter
Approximate -3 Length to Weight Ratio
Cupped End Ensures A Harder Piece Of Wood During Construction
Finish: Natural / Pink
Turn Model: M110
Most Balanced Swing Weight
Proudly Made In The USA
Series 3 Maple Wood Combines Durability With Affordability
New wood baseball bats from Louisville Slugger for the 2018 season. The Genuine Series 3 maple wood bats offer exceptional quality at an affordable price. With a regular finish and no external hard coat, these models deliver a classic look with a traditional feel. All Louisville Slugger Genuine wood bats feature a pro cupped end to help enhance the already long lasting durability while ensuring one of the toughest pieces of wood during construction. This particular model, the Louisville Slugger Genuine Series 3 Maple Wood Baseball Bat (WTLW3M2110A17), is classically cut into an M110 turn model, comes with a thick handle diameter, and provides the most balanced swing weight available. The M110 turn model comes with an approximate 2 1/2 inch barrel diameter and a -3 length to weight ratio for those adult or elite hitters out there. The best part about this wood bat is the split finish with a natural handle and a pink barrel that is sure to receive some double takes. Experience the Genuine performance and order one of these Louisville Slugger wood bats today with free shipping right here at JustBats.com. Remember, we'll be here for you from click to hit!
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About the Brand
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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