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2019 Louisville Slugger XENO -9 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTLFPXN19A9
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-9 Length To Weight Ratio
100% Composite Design
2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
7/8 Inch Standard Fastpitch Handle Diameter
Approved For Play In USSSA, ASA, NSA, ISA, & ISF
Balanced Swing Weight Recommended For Contact & Power Hitters
Colorway: White / Gray / Purple
Comfortable Synthetic Bat Grip
Hot Out Of The Wrapper Performance With Absolutely No Break In Period
New Ultra Lightweight X-Cap Increases Swing Speed While Maximizing Barrel Length
Patented IST Technology Reduces Vibration & Transforms It Into Energy You Can Feel
Patented S1ID Barrel Technology Provides Unbeatable Performance With Extreme Durability
Two-Piece, Fully Composite Softball Bat
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
The Louisville Slugger Xeno X18 softball bats are new for the 2018 season! One of the most popular and highly regarded names in fastpitch is back with a vengeance and better than ever. Being the best softball bat in the business did not satisfy Louisville Slugger because they went to work and improved on an already masterful design in the XENO. The newest feature that sets this year apart from previous models is the insanely lightweight X-Cap that is guaranteed to improve swing speed, increase barrel length, and maximize an already massive sweet spot. These two-piece, 100% composite softball bats are forged together by the patented IST technology that provides exceptional energy transfer with virtually zero negative feedback in the hands. On one end, the S1ID barrel technology is back and will continue to provide superior performance right out of the wrapper. On the other end, a standard 7/8 inch fastpitch handle comes pre-wrapped with a synthetic comfort bat grip to help reduce vibration and enhance the overall feel. Louisville Slugger: The Most Trusted Name In Fastpitch!
This model, the Louisville Slugger XENO Fastpitch Softball Bat (WTLFPXN18A9), features a drop 9 length to weight ratio, a classic 2 1/4 inch barrel diameter, and a well-balanced swing weight that is perfect for all types of hitters. Experience the excellence and buy one of these Louisville Slugger softball bats today with free shipping at JustBats.com. Remember, we're 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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