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  • Cupped Barrel End (Model Pictured Has A Very Shallow Cup; Cupping Depth Is Usually Determined By How Much Weight Needs To Be Removed)

  • 271 Turn Model - Medium Thickness Handle, Long Taper and Shorter Barrel

  • Colorway: Black

  • Flared Knob

  • Features Maple Wood Material

  • Balanced Swing Feel (Commonly Preferred By Both Contact And Power Hitters)

  • Approximate Drop 3 Length-To-Weight Ratio

  • Louisville Slugger's 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 Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WTLW3M271A16

Receive deep savings on a maple wood baseball bat from Louisville Slugger when you shop for a Genuine Series 3 bat!

Bat Benefits

Due to a minor flaw, the bats included in this Genuine Series 3 line from Slugger can be purchased at an excellent price. We still believe that these bats will function well in batting cage, practice & game settings! These bats will be crafted from the most popular wood for baseball bats, maple. As well, they are going to be cut in the 271 style from Louisville Slugger. The 271 design allows for a balanced feel that is enjoyed by both power and contact hitters. As well, the 271 bats have a flared knob that allows for a really comfortable and professional feel on the batter's bottom hand!

If you have any questions about these Genuine Series 3 bats that we are seeling at JustBats, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Bat Experts!

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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.

Bat Properties

Louisville Slugger Genuine Series 3 Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WTLW3M271A16
Baseball Bats Wood Baseball
Bat Type Baseball
Color Black
Deals Personalization Eligible
End Design Cupped
Hitting Style Contact Hitter Power Hitter
Ink Dot No
Length to Weight Ratio - 3
Material Wood
Price $0 - $99.99 $0 - $49.99
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Louisville Slugger
Wood Type Maple
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