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Large Barrel Diameter
Standard Handle Offers Better Overall Control
Approximate -3 Length To Weight Ratio
Bone Rubbed To Compress Wood & Make It More Dense
EXOARMOR Doubles Surface Hardness For Superior Power, Better Feel, & Unbeatable Sound
Finish: Vintage Red / White
MLB Maple Wood Provides Unmatched Durability
Slightly End Loaded Swing Weight
Pro Cupped End Ensures A Harder Piece Of Wood During Construction
Pro Ink Dot Stamp For Slope Of Grain Requirement & MLB Approval
Proudly Made In The USA
Top 3% Of Louisville Slugger's Wood Is Used For MLB Prime Wood Bats
Turn Model: C243
Picture yourself at the plate with one of the best wood baseball bats in the business. New for the 2018 season is the latest and greatest Louisville Slugger MLB Prime wood bats! They are constructed exclusively with the top 3% of all Louisville Slugger's wood to assure the utmost in quality and excellence. Louisville Slugger has applied their revolutionary EXOARMOR premium hard coat that delivers a multi-layer top coat for double the surface hardness, superior power on contact, and an exceptional overall feel. But, the hard truth doesn't end there because all MLB Prime wood bats come bone rubbed with a pro cupped end to ensure a more dense piece of wood with phenomenal durability. There's a reason that Louisville Slugger is the official bat of Major League Baseball. To earn that title, all of these MLB Prime bats feature the pro ink dot stamp to meet the slope-of-grain requirement and for MLB approval. The best part is the fact that each one of these wood baseball bats is meticulously handcrafted with pride right here in the USA!
This model, the Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Cherry Maple Wood Bat (WTLWPM243A17), features a C243 turning model, an approximate -3 length to weight ratio, and a slightly end loaded swing weight that is recommended for power hitters. With a vintage red finish, this MLB Prime wood bat is bound to turn heads as you walk up to bat. Order your Louisville Slugger wood bat today with free shipping right here at JustBats.com. Don't forget, we're 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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