Approved For Play In AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, & Pony
New USA Baseball (USABat) Certified Stamp
-10 Length To Weight Ratio
2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
Balanced Swing Weight
Colorway: Black | Gray | Green
Consistent, Durable Construction For Long Lasting Performance
Custom Baseball Bat Grip Provides Premium Comfort
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
Hot Out Of The Wrapper Performance
New 6-Star Premium Performance End Cap Improves Balance
One-Piece, Aluminum Baseball Bat
ST 7U1+ Alloy Construction Delivers Massive Sweet Spot With Stiff, Traditional Feel
Louisville Slugger has done it yet again! One of the most widely known and best baseball bats is back and better than ever. For the 2018 season, the Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 is set to deliver top-notch performance and a traditional feel all at an unbelievable value. There is a reason that the Omaha continues to be a bat of choice at the highest levels of amateur play year after year and season after season. With a durable, one-piece construction, this model is guaranteed to provide long-lasting, consistent performance so that you can bring it during every at-bat. It is masterfully constructed out of the proven ST 7U1+ alloy that delivers a stiff, traditional feel on contact and an enormous sweet spot. The latest addition to the Louisville Slugger Omaha is their 6-Star premium performance end cap that extends the barrel length while maintaining weight distribution for a balanced weight score of 2.3. If you're looking for reliable power, championship level performance, and an increase in your batting average, the Omaha 518 baseball bat is exactly what you need. As an added bonus, a custom Lizard Skins grip comes equipped for superior comfort and less sting in the hands on mishits. Louisville Slugger: Leave Your Mark!
This 2018 Louisville Slugger Omaha 518 USA Baseball Bat (WTLUBO518B10) features a drop 10 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, and the USA Baseball (USABat) certification. With that stamp, this model is approved for play in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, and Pony baseball. Ready to up your game? Then pick up one of these Omaha 518 baseball bats today with free shipping and a full one (1) year manufacturer's warranty. Don't forget, with our 24/7 customer service, we'll be here for you from click to hit!
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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"|
|Baseball Bats||Youth Big Barrel Youth|
|Deals||Personalization Eligible Closeout Bats|
|Knob Sticker Size||1.5 Inch|
|Length to Weight Ratio||-10|
|Price||$100 - $199.99|
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