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2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
-3 Length To Weight Ratio
Slightly End Loaded Swing Weight Score (3.0)
TRU3 Connection Helps Reduce Vibration & Provide An Unreal Feeling On Contact
Speed Ballistic Composite End Cap Increases Barrel Length & Improves Balance
BBCOR Certified For High School & Collegiate Approval
Colorway: Gray / Black / Blue
Custom Lizard Skins Baseball Bat Grip Provides Premium Comfort
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
Three-Piece, Hybrid Baseball Bat
ST 7U1+ Alloy Barrel Offers Huge Sweet Spot
100% Composite Handle Offers Maximum Durability & Power
Hot Out Of The Wrapper Performance
Recommended For Power Hitters With More Strength
Legal For Play In Intermediate (50-70) & Junior League Divisions Of Little League
After a brief one-year hiatus, the Louisville Slugger Select is back! New for the 2018 season, the Select 718 baseball bat is built for power. With the highest swing weight score in the 2018 lineup (at 3.0), this model features a slightly end loaded feel that is recommended for heavy hitters swinging for the fences. A 100% composite handle combines with an aluminum barrel made up of the proven ST 7U1+ alloy for maximum power, long lasting durability, and superior pop on contact. These two features are combined with the improved TRU3 technology that helps practically eliminate sting in the hands on mishits while providing an unreal feeling during each at bat. Right out of the wrapper, you'll notice the championship level performance without having to administer any type of break in. Louisville Slugger has also applied their new Speed Ballistic End Cap for an increase in barrel length, better overall weight distribution, and more control through the hitting zone. As the cherry on top, a custom Lizard Skins baseball bat grip comes pre-wrapped to offer a sleek look and reduce negative vibration. Louisville Slugger: The Most Trusted Lineup In The Game!
This 2018 Louisville Slugger Select 718 Baseball Bat (WTLBBS718B3) features a drop 3 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, and the BBCOR certified stamp for high school and collegiate approval. Swing with certainty knowing that these Louisville Slugger BBCOR bats are covered by a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty. Make every swing count and purchase your Select 718 today with free shipping right here at JustBats.com. Never forget, we'll be here for you 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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