-5 Length To Weight Ratio
100% Composite Handle Offers Maximum Durability & Power
2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
Approved For Play In AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony
Balanced Swing Weight For The Ultimate Speed & Power Combination
Colorway: Black | Lime Green
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
Hot Out Of The Wrapper Performance
Maximum Durability & Power On Contact
Premium LS Pro Comfort Grip For Perfect Tack & Cushion
Recommended For Contact & Power Hitters
SBC End Cap For Increased Swing Speed & Maximum Control
ST 7U1+ Alloy Barrel Offers Huge Sweet Spot
Three-Piece, Hybrid Baseball Bat
USA Baseball (USABat) Certified Stamp
VCX Technology Creates A Feel Unique To Each Player Type
VCX Technology Creates Independent Movement Between Barrel & Handle
2020 Louisville Slugger Select -5 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS7B520
Develop stronger offensive skills this season with this 2020 Louisville Slugger Select -5 USA baseball bat. Its hybrid design consists of an alloy barrel and composite handle for maximum pop and power, and its balanced feel allows hitters to power through pitches in the strike zone.
This USA bat's VCX Vibration Control Connection System consists of an elastomeric connection that allows for independent movement between the barrel and the handle. For hitters, this means vibration is minimized in the hands and puts the power where it belongs — in the barrel. Its SBC Speed Ballistic Composite end cap provides increased swing speed and control, and the Premium LS Pro Comfort Grip offers the perfect combination of tackiness and cushion for increased comfort at the plate. This bat's -5 drop weight means it feels heavier than other models, but the increased heft can also help to drive balls farther.
Louisville Slugger offers a limited 1-year warranty an all of its non-wood 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.
|Approved For||USA Bat|
|Barrel Diameter||2 5/8"|
|Length to Weight Ratio||- 5|
|Material||Half and Half|
|Price||$200 - $299.99|
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