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271 Turn Model - Medium Thickness Handle, Long Taper and Shorter Barrel
Approximate Drop 3 Length-To-Weight Ratio
Balanced Swing Feel (Commonly Preferred By Both Contact And Power Hitters)
Cut From Maple Wood (Professional Grade, Hand Picked Maple Starting Billet For Consistent Hardness)
Cupped Barrel End
Colorway: Natural (Colorway Is Exclusive To JustBats)
Louisville Slugger's Genuine Series 3 Bats Are Pulled From The Original Production Line For A Minor Flaw. This Flaw Allows Customers To Buy Series 3 Bats With Deep Savings.
Louisville Slugger Genuine Series 3 C271 Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WBL2517010
Get a wood bat from Slugger that can be enjoyed by any type of hitter out there!
This maple will be wood that displayed a minor flaw during the the production process. Because of that minor flaw, Louiville Slugger allows us to sell the bats at a lower cost which is a big bonus for the customers! As well, this bat is cut in the 271 turn which is used all over by contact and power hitters. The bat has a really manageable barrel and long taper from the barrel to the handle. The knob on the bat is super cool as it features a really large flare to it that is similar to the knobs of a lot of pro hitters!
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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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