36 Inch Length - Popular For Hitting To Both Infielders and Outfielders
Designed To Create A Light-Feeling Bat For Coaches That Are Hitting A High Number Of Fly Balls Or Ground Balls To Their Players
EXOPRO Finish - Twice As Hard As The Previous EXOARMOR Finish. Provides An Incredibly Durable Top Coat That Drastically Increases Surface Hardness.
Constructed From Maple Wood Material
Taping The Barrel Can Extend Life Of Bat
G160 Turn Model - 36 Inch Length. Flared Knob Tapers Up To A Moderately Sized Barrel That Also Features Decent Mass
Very Flared Knob
Colorway: Black & Red | Black with Red-White-Blue Decal | Black & Gold
Cupped Barrel End
Louisville Slugger 36" Fungo Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WBL2444010
If you take coaching seriously, then you need the right tools to help your team prepare. At 36", this fungo bat blends functionality with the classic profile that made Louisville Slugger famous.You'll be excited to handle this bat and show if off to your team.
While fungoes are designed specifically for hitting self-tossed balls during practice and pre-game, Louisville Slugger understands that coaches still crave performance. It's made from solid maple and this bat has an exceptionally stiff feel. Louisville Slugger finishes this bat with its EXOPRO finish.
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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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