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  • 30 Day Limited Warranty

  • 271 Turn Model - Medium To Slightly Thicker Handle, Long Taper and Shorter Barrel Length.

  • Approximate Drop 3 Length-To-Weight Ratio

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

  • MLB Birch Prime Wood Material

  • Cupped Barrel End

  • Flared Knob Shape

  • Pro Ink Dot Certified For MLB Approval

  • Colorway: Black | Smoke

  • Bone Rubbed To Tighten The Grains And Ultimately Harden The Barrel Surface

  • EXOPRO Finish - Twice As Hard As The Previous EXOARMOR Finish. Provides An Incredibly Durable Top Coat That Drastically Increases Surface Hardness.

  • Barrel-End Label Brand Creates A Condensed Appearance For A Crisp, High-End Look

  • 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.

Louisville Slugger MLB Prime C271 Birch Wood Baseball Bat: WTLWPM271D20

Clear the bases and lead your team to victory with the Louisville Slugger MLB Prime C271 Birch Wood Baseball Bat!

Bat Benefits

Featuring Louisville Slugger's most popular turn, the C271 has a medium barrel and a standard grip for their most balanced swinging bat in the MLB Prime lineup.  This C271 is constructed from MLB Prime Birch material, offering more flex similar to an ash bat while retaining great hardiness.  To further improve the durability, Louisville Slugger has bone rubbed the birch wood and applied their EXOPRO Finish, which is twice as hard as the previous EXOARMOR Finish.

This MLB Prime C271 Birch bat begins with an all-black flared knob that transitions to smoke-brown at the beginning of the barrel, which will feature a black "LS" decal and other text seamlessly applied underneath the topcoat giving this bat a crisp look.  Lastly, a unique medallion indicating the MLB Prime grade of wood and length of the bat is located on the knob allowing you to swing freely at the plate.

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This MLB Prime C271 birch wood baseball bat is backed by a 30-day limited warranty with Slugger!

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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.

Louisville Slugger MLB Prime C271 Birch Wood Baseball Bat: WBL2684010
Baseball Bats Wood Baseball
Bat Type Baseball
Color Black Grey
Deals Personalization Eligible
End Design Cupped
Hitting Style Contact Hitter Power Hitter
Ink Dot Yes
Length to Weight Ratio - 3
Material Wood
Series MLB Prime
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Louisville Slugger
Wood Type Birch
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