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Approved For Play In AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony
-9 Length To Weight Ratio
2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
Colorway: Black | Silver | Green
One-Piece, Alloy Baseball Bat
Balanced Swing Weight
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
Hot Out Of The Wrapper Performance
100% Premium 7-Series Alloy Provides Unbeatable Durability
Large Sweet Spot Offers Extra Plate Coverage
USA Baseball (USABat) Certification Stamp
7/8 Inch Standard Handle
Durable Synthetic Leather Fade Grip
Louisville Slugger baseball bats are now available for USA Baseball! For the 2018 season, the Vapor series is set to deliver unmatched authenticity through a one-piece, alloy design with a balanced swing weight. An insanely durable 7-series alloy construction combines with a lightweight end cap to provide premium power, faster swing speeds, and a traditional-style feel. If you're looking for reliable power, championship level performance, and an increase in your batting average, the Vapor baseball bat is exactly what you need. As an added bonus, a durable synthetic leather fade grip comes equipped for superior comfort and an increase in control through the zone. Louisville Slugger: Make every swing count and find your bat from the most trusted lineup in the game!
This 2018 Louisville Slugger Vapor USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBVA18B9) features a drop 9 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, and the new USA Baseball (USABat) certification. With that stamp, this model is approved for play in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, and Pony baseball. Ready to up your game? Then pick up one of these Louisville Slugger Vapor baseball bats today with free shipping and a full one (1) year manufacturer's warranty. Don't forget, with our 24/7 customer service, 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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