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Approximate 2 1/2 Inch Barrel Diameter
Approximate -3 Length to Weight Ratio
Bone Rubbed To Compress Wood & Make It More Dense
Cupped End Ensures A Harder Piece Of Wood During Construction
Finish: HD High Gloss Gray Stain / White
Most Balanced Swing Weight
Proudly Made In The USA
Series 7 Maple Wood Delivers Exceptional Durability With Premium Pop
Standard Handle Offers Better Control Through The Hitting Zone
Turn Model: C271
New Louisville Slugger wood bats have arrived! For the 2018 baseball season and beyond, the Select Cut series will always give you a great bang for your buck. Each model is masterfully constructed of the supreme Series 7 wood that comes bone rubbed to make it more dense and durable than ever before. Louisville Slugger only uses the top 15% of all their wood during the construction of the Select Cut series and they also guarantee that each wood bat passes their high-quality standard tests. In addition, these wood baseball bats all feature a pro cupped end to ensure the hardest piece of wood during construction which results in premium pop with maximum performance at the plate. From billet to bat, the Select Cut Series 7 are some of the best bats in the industry. Louisville Slugger: It's In Your Hands!
This particular model, the Louisville Slugger Select Cut Series 7 Maple Wood Bat (WTLW7M271A17), features a popular C271 turn model, an HD high gloss gray finish, and one of the most balanced swing weights out there. Increase control of your swing and buy one of these Louisville Slugger wood baseball bats today with free shipping right here at JustBats.com. Remember, 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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