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CY22 Turn Model - A Medium-Barrel Design And A Short Barrel-To-Handle Taper Gives You A Perfectly Weighted End-Loaded Feel. Bottomed Off With A Traditional, Slight Knob Taper
Approximate Drop 3 Length-To-Weight Ratio
Slightly End-Loaded Feel
Cut From MLB Maple Prime Wood Material
Cupped Barrel End
Conventional Knob (Some Could Say It Is Ever-So-Slightly Tapered)
Pro Ink Dot Certified For MLB Approval
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.
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 Christian Yelich Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WBL2435010
Swing with a bat inspired by one of the top hitters in Major League Baseball by using this Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Yelich baseball bat. Available in sizes from 31'' to 34'' with a slightly end-loaded design, this bat provides a bit of extra pop for heavy hitters. The barrel is bone-rubbed, which compresses the wood and gives it a tight grain and cell structure.
Louisville Slugger has re-engineered this bat with a variety of innovative advancements. Its revamped Craftsman-Style Cup provides a thicker edge along the end of the barrel, adding durability to prevent against cracking and chipping at the barrel-end of the bat. Its EXOPRO finish is a new technology that gives the bat a durable topcoat finish, adding to the hardness of the wood surface. Medallions located on the knob specify the MLB Prime maple construction and the bat size. Lastly, seamless decals on the taper are ingrained under the topcoat finish help complete the overall look of this bat, giving it a professional appearance.
Louisville Slugger backs this bat with a limited 30-day warranty against damages or defects.
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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.
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