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2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
Approximate -5 Length To Weight Ratio (+/- 2 oz.)
Bone Rubbed To Compress Wood & Make It More Dense
Finish: Crystal Blue / Black
Prime Maple Wood Construction Delivers Professional Level Durability
Turn Model: Y271
Cupped End Guarantees A Stronger Piece Of Wood During Construction
Proudly Made In The USA
Balanced Swing Weight
Recommended For Younger Players Making The Transition To A Heavier Bat
New youth wood bats for the 2018 season from Louisville Slugger! The Prime series allows younger players the chance to step up to the plate with confidence and poise knowing that they're swinging the same quality wood as the professionals. This youth Prime maple wood is exceptionally crafted into durable, high-performing youth baseball bats. With a target drop of -5 length to weight ratio, these wood bats are ideal for players looking to make the transition to a heavier bat. Each model features a cupped barrel end to create the best balance while guaranteeing a more solid piece of wood during construction. The result? More control, quicker swing speeds, and amazing durability. Louisville Slugger: It's In Your Hands!
This Louisville Slugger Prime Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat (WTLWYPM271A17) features a youth 271 turn model, a balanced swing weight, and a crystal blue finish for a one-of-a-kind look. Like all other Louisville Slugger wood bats, this model is proudly made right here in the USA. Give your player every advantage at the plate and order one of these Louisville Slugger youth wood baseball bats today with free shipping right here at JustBats.com. Don't forget, we're here 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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