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-5 Length To Weight Ratio
100% Composite Microform Barrel Design Offers Maximum Pop With A Light Swing Weight
2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
7/8" Tapered Handle
Balanced Swing Weight
Colorway: Charcoal | Red
Features USSSA BPF 1.15 Certification
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
Premium LS Pro Comfort Grip Creates The Perfect Tack & Cushion
SBC End Cap Delivers Increased Swing Speed & Max Control
Three-Piece, Composite Baseball Bat
VCX Technology: Allows Independent Movement Between Barrel & Handle
VCX Technology: Controls Vibration & A Unique Feel For Each Player Type
2020 Louisville Slugger Prime -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: WTLSLP9B520
Give your senior league or travel player the tools to stand out at the plate with this Louisville Slugger Prime bat. It's USSSA BPF 1.15 certified and designed specifically to help developing hitters build technique and power. Available from 27 to 32 inches, this bat is perfectly balanced with varying barrel sizes depending on the length. With a drop weight of -5, it's an ideal choice for youth batters who bring some power at the plate and also those who are ready to step up to a burlier twig. The two-piece construction and charcoal, red and white design give this bat an aggressive look that tells opposing pitchers they better bring their A-game.
Comfort and feel are central to this Prime USSSA bat thanks to the premium VCX Vibration Control Connection System. It's a patented design that creates an elastomeric connection between barrel and handle. This means that both sections of the bat can move independently, drastically reducing vibration and improving feel on contact. Louisville takes this silky smooth feel a step further by adding their proprietary LS Pro Comfort grip for even less shock and improved tack.
And while comfort is key on this bat, so is slugging power. It is crafted entirely from high-end AVC MicroForm composite for an oversized sweet spot that truly sings with solid ball contact. The SBC Turbine Composite end cap also helps increase swing speed and control for developing hitters.
This bat is covered by Louisville Slugger's one-year limited warranty. This warranty includes some damage arising from on-field use including severe dents, structural cracks and broken caps and knobs. Defects in manufacturing and materials are also covered and Louisville offers a one-time repair or replacement for qualifying bats.
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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.
|Barrel Diameter||2 5/8|
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