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DJ2 Turn Model - Made With The Thinnest Handle Diameter. The Barrel Is Medium Sized And There Is A Slight Taper Up To The Barrel. Designed To Be Balanced, But Due To The Extra Thin Handle, Some May Find It Slightly Barrel Heavy.
Approximate -3 Length To Weight Ratio
Balanced Swing Feel (Some May Sense A Small Barrel Load)
MLB Maple Prime Wood Material
Cupped Barrel End
Flared Knob Shape
Ink Dot Certification Proves Slope Of Grain For MLB Approval
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 DJ2 Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WBL2683010
Become a post-season legend by swinging the only bat that Derek Jeter swung in pinstripes!
In honor of Derek Jeter, Louisville Slugger retired one of their most popular turn models, the P72, and renamed it after the All-Time Great. For over 20 MLB seasons, this was the only bat "The Captain" took to the plate and helped lead the Yankees to 5 World Series Championships. Sporting a glossy black paint job with silver decals seamlessly applied under the topcoat, this MLB-grade maple bat has the classy look that made Jeter an icon!
Previously known as the P72, the DJ2 turn model will feature an extra thin handle that will slightly taper into a medium-sized barrel that is designed to feel balanced but some might find it slightly end-loaded due to the thin handle. Taking the bone-rubbed pro-grade maple a step further, Louisville Slugger has also sealed this bat with their EXOPRO Finish for improved durability and a sleek look. Embedded in the knob, a unique medallion will specify the MLB Prime Maple wood and the sizes available from 31" to 34".
This MLB Prime DJ2 maple wood baseball bat is backed by a 30-day limited warranty with Slugger!
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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.
|Baseball Bats||Wood Baseball|
|Hitting Style||Contact Hitter Power Hitter|
|Length to Weight Ratio||- 3|
|Swing Weight||Balanced End-Loaded|
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