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Lauren Chamberlain and Keilani Ricketts Signature Softball Bat
-12.5 Length to Weight Ratio
2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
Approved For Play In ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISF, & ISA
Balanced Swing Weight
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
Manufactured With Pride In The USA
One-Piece, Fully Composite Softball Bat
Seamless Design With 360-Degree Hitting Surface
Colorway: Black / White / Red
Synthetic, Comfortable Bat Grip Helps Reduce Negative Vibration
Recommended For Younger Players Looking To Increase Their Swing Speed
Rawlings softball bats are used by some of the most elite athletes in the game because of their ability to perform at a high-level day in and day out. For the 2018 season, National Pro Fastpitch players Lauren Chamberlain and Keilani Ricketts have teamed up to create a signature softball bat that younger players will benefit from using due to the unique construction. With a one-piece, 100% composite, seamless design, the Aspire delivers a 360-degree hitting surface that ensures zero dead spots across the barrel. No matter what league you're in, there's a good chance that this model is legal for play. The Rawlings Aspire is approved by ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISF, ISA, and all other associations using 98 MPG with ABI. The best part? These softball bats are manufactured with pride right here in the USA! Rawlings: For The Professional Player!
This Rawlings Aspire Fastpitch Softball Bat (FP8A25) features a standard 2 1/4-inch barrel diameter, a drop 12.5 length to weight ratio, and a balanced swing weight that is perfect for younger players who want to increase their swing speed. Swing what the pros are swinging and order one of these Rawlings softball bats today with free shipping and a full one (1) year manufacturer's warranty. Don't forget, we're here for you from click to hit!
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About the Brand
Rawlings is a major manufacturer of competitive team sports equipment and apparel for baseball, basketball, and football, as well as licensed MLB, NFL, and NCAA retail products. Rawlings is a major supplier to professional, collegiate, interscholastic and amateur organizations worldwide, including the Official Baseball Supplier to Major League Baseball.
The first real innovation in glove making occurred in 1912 when Rawlings Sporting Goods Company introduced the "Sure Catch" glove, which was "endorsed by leading players all over the country." The Sure Catch was a one-piece glove with sewn-in finger channels and looked better suited for a duck's foot than a man's hand. Catchers' mitts used at the time were large and bulky with a single leather thong passing for a web.
In 1920, Bill Doak, a journeyman pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, approached Rawlings with an idea for improving the baseball glove from a mere protective device to a genuine aid in fielding. The "Bill Doak" model was so revolutionary that it stayed in Rawlings' line until 1953. Its key feature was a multi-thong web laced into the first finger and thumb, which created for the first time in baseball's young life, a natural pocket.
In 1925, Rawlings unveiled a three-fingered fielder's glove, and ten years later improved the Bill Doak model with a two-piece leather web. At the same time, the "T" web became a rage for first basemen's mitts. The pocket underwent a pronounced change in 1941 when the Trapper Mitt, also known as the Claw, appeared. The "Deep Well" pocket was so unique that Rawlings quickly patented it. The design was improved in 1950 by adding a leather piece across the top. Another significant creation occurred in 1948 with the three-fingered Playmaker. A five-fingered fielder's model, with all fingers laced together, provided greater pocket control.
The six-fingered Trap-Eze evolved in the 1960's. In more recent years, Rawlings produced the Fastback design, which gives a glove a snugger fit, greater extension, and overall control. The Holdster is a slot through which a finger can be extended for additional protection from impacts on the pocket. Then, there is the Edge-U-Cated Heel with its extended U-shaped lacing and the Pro H Web and much-copied Basket Web.
Some of Rawlings more recent glove innovations also include the unique Spin-Stopper design which reduces ball spin when the ball hits the glove, and the Cantilever glove design feature that provides a cushioned area between the hand and the glove's palm area. In all, Rawlings has produced and patented more functionally innovative glove features and designs than that of any other glove manufacturer. The result is that the modern baseball glove is much larger, more comfortable, better padded and made to last far longer than its ancestors. It is not uncommon to see today's Major League players wearing the same Rawlings' glove they wore during their college playing days. In fact, Rawlings is the #1 glove in the major leagues. Rawlings maintains about 65 models of baseball and softball mitts and gloves in its line. The prototypes of virtually all of them have been field tested by professionals before entering a sporting goods dealer's inventory.
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