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  • Y243 Turn Model - Youth Wood Baseball Bat That May Feel A Little Barrel Heavy. However, Any Youth Batter Should Be Able To Handle It. Profile Of Bat Should Compare To An Adult Wood Bat Made In The 243 Turn Model.

  • Approximate -10 Length To Weight Ratio (+/- 2 oz.)

  • Balanced To Slightly End-Loaded Swing Weight

  • Built From Poplar Wood (Softer And Lighter Wood That Will Compress [Harden] With Increased Use)

  • Cupped Barrel End

  • Slightly Flared Knob

  • Meets Requirements Of Most Youth Organizations (Approved For Little League)

  • Colorway: Blue | White Logos

Louisville Slugger Flylite Y243 Poplar Wood Baseball Bat: WTLWYF243A20

Perfect your swing when you step up to the plate carrying this Louisville Slugger Youth Flylite bat. Indicative of its name, this bat is easy to get around the plate because it is crafted from poplar, which is lightweight and a good choice for younger players developing sound offensive skills.

Bat Benefits

This Louisville Slugger wood baseball bat features a cupped end, which takes the weight off the end of the bat and makes it feel more balanced in the hands. It also comes in a navy color, which looks good whether you are at practice or in a game, and the easy-to-read knob medallion is proof of the quality.

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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.

Louisville Slugger Flylite Y243 Poplar Wood Baseball Bat: WTLWYF243A20
Baseball Bats Wood Baseball Youth
Bat Type Baseball
Color Blue White
Deals Bundle and Save Personalization Eligible
End Design Cupped
Engraving Image Size 6 x 1 Wood Bat
Ink Dot No
Length to Weight Ratio -10
Material Wood
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Louisville Slugger
Wood Type Other
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