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-13 Length To Weight Ratio
2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
7/8 Inch Standard Fastpitch Softball Handle Diameter
Approved For Play In USSSA, ASA, NSA, ISA, & ISF
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2020 Louisville Slugger Proven -13 Fastpitch Softball Bat: WTLFPPRD1320
When you're working to take your game to the next level, it's critical to have the right gear. Louisville Slugger's Proven bat is designed for up-and-coming hitters who need a dependable tool with plenty of power help to increase bat speed and build strong technique. Available from 28 inches to 33 inches with a -13 drop weight, it's an ideal choice for young athletes and smaller adults who are new to softball. This is a USSSA fastpitch certified bat, so it offers plenty of growing room as you rise through the ranks.
The Proven fastpitch bat is crafted with a full-composite single-piece design to ensure excellent response and feel on contact. Louisville created an extra-large sweet spot on the barrel that you can feel and hear with a successful cut. The 2020 model has improved pop and a manageable break-in period to get you up to the plate quickly and confidently. This bat is ultralight and offers superb balance through the 2.25-inch barrel. The Proven bat is a great choice whether you're a high schooler hoping to make the varsity team or a weekend warrior who needs a forgiving option.
Louisville Sluggers covers all their non-wood bats with a one-year limited warranty against any manufacturing and material defects. Claims may be honored with one replacement bat or a repair within one year of the purchase date. In some cases, this can also include on-field damage such as broken knobs and caps, severe denting and structural cracks.
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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.
|Approved For||ASA ISA NSA USSSA|
|Barrel Diameter||2 1/4"|
|Deals||Personalization Eligible New Release Used|
|Hitting Style||Contact Hitter|
|Knob Sticker Size||1.5 Inch|
|Length to Weight Ratio||-13|
|Price||$0 - $99.99|
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