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2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
-3 Length To Weight Ratio
BBCOR Certified For High School & Collegiate Approval
Colorway: Black / Red
Balanced Swing Weight Score (1.7)
Custom Lizard Skins Baseball Bat Grip Provides Premium Comfort
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
Three-Piece, Composite Baseball Bat
100% Composite Microform Barrel Design Offers Maximum Pop With A Light Swing Weight
TRU3 Connection Helps Reduce Vibration & Provides An Unreal Feeling On Contact
New RTX End Cap Creates A Longer Barrel Shape With Improved Durability
Legal For Play In Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League Divisions Of Little League
One of the highest rated baseball bats is back for the 2018 season! Introducing the most complete bat in the game: the Prime 918. Louisville Slugger has engineered this model to perfection so that you can be at the top of your game day in and day out. This three-piece, 100% composite design is magnificently manufactured of the Microform barrel that is created to offer maximum pop with a lighter swing weight than ever before. Combine that with the proven TRU3 technology and you've got yourself a baseball bat that practically eliminates sting in the hands for an unbelievably smooth feel on contact. The latest innovation is called the RTX end cap. This end cap not only helps evenly distribute the overall weight for an extremely well-balanced bat but it also extends the barrel shape for a longer sweet spot. Add in the custom Lizard Skins bat grip that helps reduce negative feedback and you're guaranteed to make this model your gamer. Louisville Slugger: The Most Trusted Lineup In The Game!
This 2018 Louisville Slugger Prime 918 Baseball Bat (WTLBBP918B3) features a drop 3 length to weight ratio, a standard 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, and the BBCOR certified stamp for high school and collegiate approval. Make every swing count and order one of these Louisville Slugger BBCOR bats today with free shipping and a full one (1) year manufacturer's warranty. Don't forget, 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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