Louisville Slugger Custom Bat Builder
Design Your Own Louisville Slugger Wood, Fastpitch Softball, Or Baseball Bat!
* Cancellations/Modifications - Once Order is Placed, No Changes Can Be Made *
* Custom Bats Are Expected to Ship 6 Weeks After Purchase *
Customize The Barrel, Handle, Grip, End Cap, & Knob
Choose From Louisville Slugger Top Models (MLB Prime Wood, LXT, 2020 Prime & 2020 Solo)
Start From Scratch Or Begin With A Featured Design
Personalize Your Barrel With Up To Nine Characters
Palette Includes Up to 18 Different Color Options
Decide Between A Matte Or Gloss Finish
Choose From 21 Different Grip Colors
Warranty: Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty On Composite / Alloy Bats
Warranty: Wood Bats Do NOT Come With A Warranty
*Not Guaranteed By Christmas*
Your specs, your style, your bat!
Louisville Slugger Custom Bats are the result of over 130 years of high-level craftsmanship and technology combined with players' individual preferences and style. Whether you're looking for MLB Prime wood bats, fastpitch softball bats, or a baseball bat, you can now customize one to your own liking. These make the perfect gift for a friend, a child, or a loved one. Start by choosing what type of model you'd like to design, customize everything from the end cap to the knob, and then personalize it with up to nine characters how you see fit. There are up to 21 different base colors (both in matte and gloss finish), 18 different grip colors, and you can either start from scratch or begin with a featured design. Once you've completed your perfect custom bat, let us build it! Keep in mind that all custom bat orders take anywhere from four to six weeks for delivery from the time of purchase. With the Louisville Slugger custom bat builder, you have access to thousands of different colorways at your fingertips.
Customizable Models include: the Prime, the Solo, the LXT, and a multitude of wood bat options in ash, birch, and maple options. Try you hand at it now!
NOTE: Once an order is placed, no changes can be made.
Do you have any questions about your order or the Louisville Slugger custom bats in general? Feel free to consult the "Help" button at the bottom of the custom bat builder interface. You can also call Louisville Slugger's customer service at 800-986-5614 or you can reach the JustBats.com Customer Coaches at 866-321-2287. Remember, 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.
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