-8 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
Louisville Slugger Select -8 USA Baseball Bat: WTLUBS7B820
Make sure your youth slugger is ready to seize the moment when the game is on the line. Louisville Slugger's Select -8 USA bat is made specifically for youngsters who are focused on building speed and control at the plate. It's a two-piece construction with an optimized balance from the handle straight through the 2.63-inch barrel. With a -8 drop weight, this bat is ideal for growing players and those who aren't quite ready to jump to a heavier bat. It features a USABat Certified stamp and is approved for play at the AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League and Pony levels.
This Select USA bat features a unique hybrid construction featuring premium ST 7U1+ alloy through the barrel and a composite handle. They are joined with Louisville's premium VCX Vibration Control Connection system for an elastomeric joint that allows both sections to move independently of one another. The sum total is a bat with exception pop and power with minimal shock and superior feel on contact.
Available in lengths from 29 to 33 inches, this bat has a wide, forgiving sweet spot. The Speed Ballistic Composite (SBC) end cap completes the package on this versatile barrel by improving swing speeds and control. The handle is finished with Louisville's LS Pro Comfort grip to help further reduce shock and lock in a solid grip. With a neon green, black and white colorway, this bat is sure to turn heads.
Louisville covers this Select -8 USA bat with a one-year warranty cover not only manufacturing defects but also some damage that may occur with regular on-field use. This includes severe dents, structural cracks and broken knobs and caps. A one-time replacement or repair may be issued.
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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||- 8|
|Material||Half and Half|
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