Craftsman-Style Cup - A Thicker Width Edge Along The End Of The Barrel, Lending Added Strength And Durability
RA13 Turn Model - Big, I13 Barrel Provides An End-Load. In Addition, It Has A Super Flared Knob.
Colorway: Black | Natural
Very Flared Knob
MLB Maple Prime Wood Material
Slightly End-Loaded (Barrel Heavy) Feel [Slugger Swing Weight Score of 4]
Approximate Drop 3 Length-To-Weight Ratio
Pro Ink Dot Certified For MLB Approval
Barrel-End Label Brand Creates A Condensed Appearance For a Crisp, High-End Look
Bone Rubbed To Further Tighten The Grains And Harden The Surface
EXOPRO Finish - Twice as Hard As The Previous EXOARMOR Finish. Provides An Incredibly Durable Top Coat That Drastically Increases Surface Hardness.
Seamless Decals Are Applied Directly Under The Top Coat And Appear To Blend Into The Bat
Unique Knob Medallion Is Embedded In The Knob To Indicate The MLB Prime Grade Of Wood, The Species and The Length
30 Day Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Acuna Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WBL2436010
Swing and hit more pitches like a professional player with this Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Acuna maple wood baseball bat. Constructed of maple, the bat's hard-hitting surface and durability are ideal for all types of hitters. It has a black handle and natural colored barrel with a flared knob design. A Louisville Slugger logo blends seamlessly into the center of the bat. Each RA13 turning model features an easy-to-read medallion embedded in the knob that indicates the grade of wood, species and length, while the bat's name and production date are engraved in the surrounding area.
The bat comes top coated with the EXOPRO hardcoat finish that gives you a solid feel and unmatched sound upon contact with the baseball. It's also cupped in the Craftsman Style to help prevent chipping and cracking so you get more use over numerous baseball games. Its slightly end-loaded design offers a bit more pop and power, so you can feel confident improving your batting average with each swing. It carries an ink dot stamp to prove that the bat meets slope-of-grain quality test for MLB. Since this bat is available in 31" to 34" lengths, you are sure to find the bat that suits your size.
This Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Bat includes a 30-day limited warranty that covers defects in materials or workmanship.
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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.
|Barrel Diameter||2 1/2"|
|Baseball Bats||Wood Baseball|
|Hitting Style||Power Hitter|
|Length to Weight Ratio||- 3|
|Price||$100 - $149.99 $100 - $199.99|
|Swing Weight||Slightly End-Loaded|
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