Designed To Create A Light-Feeling Bat For Coaches That Are Hitting A High Number Of Fly Balls Or Ground Balls To Their Players
35 Inch Length - Popular For Hitting To Infielders
S345 Turn Model - 35 Inch Length. Easiest Fungo To Handle From Louisville Slugger. Less Barrel Size And Barrel Mass Than The G160, MB37 or K100 Fungo Bats.
Constructed From Maple Wood Material
EXOPRO Finish - Twice As Hard As The Previous EXOARMOR Finish. Provides An Incredibly Durable Top Coat That Drastically Increases Surface Hardness.
Taping Barrel Can Extend The Life Of Bat
Colorway: Black & Royal | Black & Silver | Black Yellow
Cupped Barrel End
Louisville Slugger 35" Fungo Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WBL2443010
Conduct fielding practice with this Louisville Slugger fungo maple wood baseball bat. Its 35" length is perfect for getting full extension when hitting grounders, and it's made with Louisville Slugger premium maple wood.
Fungo bats let coaches and parents hit grounders or pop flys without feeling much fatigue, which they might normally experience with a regular wooden baseball bat. This LS fungo bat is made from maple, which offers substantial hardness and durability. Its EXOPRO finish further contributes to its surface hardness and offers an attractive appearance on the sleek black/silver color pattern.
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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.
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