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Series 5 Birch
Mixed Barrel Diameter
Mixed Knob Taper
Balanced Swing Weight
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Top Coat: Regular Gloss
Turning Model: B9 Mixed
Picture yourself at the plate with one of the best wood baseball bats in the business. New for the 2019 season is the latest and greatest Louisville Slugger Legacy Series 5 wood bats! This bat features one of the fastest-growing wood types used in bats at the professional level, birch now comes to the Louisville Slugger Legacy line. Get in on the trend with this Series 5 birch bat featuring a gloss black finish with gold branding – one of the cleanest looks on a Slugger bat. The Louisville Slugger Legacy Wood Bat Series is ideal for high school, college, adult senior league and Minor League players alike. Louisville Slugger: Others Make Bats, We Make History.
This Louisville Slugger Legacy B9 Series 5 Birch Wood Baseball Bat (WTLWBMIXA18) features a B9 Mixed turn model, a very balanced swing weight, a black finish, and a mixed handle. The B9 Mixed turn model will result in the same quality of bat time after time, but a variety of turn models being manufactured and distributed. Order one of these Louisville Slugger Legacy Series 5 wood baseball bats today with free shipping and 24/7 customer support right here at JustBats.com. Don't forget, we're here from click to hit!
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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.
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