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Endorsed By Louisville Slugger Pro Steven Lloyd
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
12 Inch Barrel Length With A Superior Sweet Spot
Colorway: Black | Gray | Orange
End Loaded Swing Weight
IST XStff Technology Supplies A Stiff Feel With Increased Energy Transfer
LS-2X Composite Barrel Provides A Quick Break-In With Maximum Performance
7/8 Inch Tapered Handle
Thin Synthetic Leather Grip Increases Comfort & Control
Approved For Play In USSSA, NSA, & ISA
Louisville Slugger softball bats are the be all end all on any slow pitch diamond. For the 2018 season, The Super Z-1000 series was created to give power hitters an advantage unlike any other. With a two-piece, end loaded construction, these slowpitch bats feature the new LS-2X composite barrel that provides an exclusively quick break-in with maximum performance and pop right out of the wrapper. Between that barrel and the 7/8-inch tapered handle, Slugger has applied their IST XSTIFF technology that reduces flex for increased energy transfer on contact and further ball flight during every at-bat. Louisville Slugger: Leave Your Mark!
This 2018 Louisville Slugger Z-1000 End Loaded USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Bat (WTLSZU18E) features a standard 2 1/4-inch barrel diameter, a 12-inch barrel length, and it is endorsed by Slugger pro Steven Lloyd. With multiple certification stamps, this model is approved for play in USSSA, NSA, and ISA. Swing for the fences with a Super Z-1000 and buy one of these Louisville Slugger slow pitch bats today with free shipping and full one (1) year manufacturer's warranty. Don't forget, with our 24/7 customer service, we'll be here 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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