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Features

  • Free Shipping

  • Cupped Barrel End

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

  • Colorway: Flame Tempered (Brown) | Natural

  • Flared Knob

  • Features Maple Wood Material

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

  • Approximate Drop 3 Length-To-Weight Ratio

  • Legacy M9 Series - M9 was one of the first top quality maple wood bats available to amateur ball players during the 2000s.

Description

Louisville Slugger Legacy M9 C271 Series 5 Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WTLW5M271B18

Celebrate one of the most popular maple wood bats that was available for amateur players during the 2000s. Get this Legacy M9 today!

Bat Benefits

Maple wood has only been commonly used for wood bats for a little over 20 years. And during the 2000s, it was harder for amateur players to get ahold of a good maple wood bat. Well, that was the case until Louisville Slugger came out with the M9 model of maple wood bat.

Now Louisville Slugger is paying homage to that ground-breaking bat with the Legacy M9 maple wood bat. This specific bat will feature the 271 turn model which should feature a medium thickness handle and long taper from the handle to the barrel. The bat should be balanced and able to be swung by both power hitters and contact hitters!

If you have any questions about this bat, please reach out to the Bat Experts at JustBats. They are available by phone, email and chat. They would be more than happy to take any questions that could come up!

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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 Legacy M9 C271 Series 5 Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WTLW5M271B18
Baseball Bats Wood Baseball
Bat Type Baseball
Color Brown Natural
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 $50 - $99.99
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Louisville Slugger
Wood Type Maple
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