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Louisville Slugger Autism Speaks MLB Prime Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WTLWPM110B
Get ready to hit like the pros and support a great cause when you pick up this Louisville Slugger Autism Speaks MLB Prime maple wood baseball bat. As the official bat of MLB, each one of these maple wood bats comes with a pristine look and one of the hardest hitting barrels in baseball. Wilson has partnered with a great charity, Autism Speaks, to help spread the message of inclusion and acceptance for people on the autism spectrum. As part of this exciting collaboration, several MLB teams will host Autism Awareness games and/or sensory friendly events.
This pro-grade wood baseball bat is coated with a multi-layer Exoarmor coating that's guaranteed to double the hitting surface hardness, supply a satisfying crack upon contact and extend its overall life. These Louisville Slugger maple wood bats are durable, strong and incredibly dense for great hitting results. When you pick up this Louisville Slugger Autism Speaks MLB Prime wood baseball bat today, a portion of the proceeds are donated to Autism Speaks for further autism research.
There is no warranty included with this Autism Speaks bat.
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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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