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  • 30 Day Limited Warranty

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

  • Approximate -3 Length To Weight Ratio

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

  • MLB Maple Prime Wood Material

  • Cupped Barrel End

  • Flared Knob Shape

  • Ink Dot Certification Proves Slope Of Grain For MLB Approval

  • Colorway: Flamed Black

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

  • 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

  • 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 Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WBL2680010

Step confidently into the batter's box with Louisville Slugger's MLB Prime C271 Maple Wood Baseball Bat.  One of Louisville's most popular standard turning bats and designed for pros, the C271 features a medium barrel and standard grip. This classic MLB-grade maple design features the brand's most balanced feel for fast hands and maximum power at the plate.

Bat Benefits

The knob of this C271 begins flamed brown and quickly transitions into glossy black near the bottom of the handle. The all-maple construction offers far more stiffness than either ash or birch. As well, Louisville Slugger takes this bat's exceptional hardness a step further with its premium EXOPRO coating. A classic "LS" logo and other text are emblazoned in metallic gold throughout, blended naturally with the wood grain thanks to Louisville's proprietary Seamless Decal technology.  It also carries an ink dot stamp to prove that the bat meets the slope-of-grain quality test for MLB.  Available in 31" to 34", both contact and power hitters alike will be able to find the size that suits their game.

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This MLB Prime C271 maple 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 Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WBL2680010
Baseball Bats Wood Baseball
Bat Type Baseball
Color Black
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 Maple
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