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Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Josh Hamilton Maple Wood Baseball Bat: VMH359 Adult: Image #332910
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  • 15/16 Inch Handle

  • 360 Degree Compression for Added Hardness Around Entire Bat

  • 9H Rated Hardness - Highest Rating Available

  • Advanced Finish System

  • Amish Craftsmanship

  • Free Shipping!

  • Extra Large Barrel

  • Made in the U.S.A.

  • Pro Cupped End

  • Turning Model: H359 Josh Hamilton

  • Veneer Maple Wood

Welcome to the new standard in wood baseball bats. Louisville Slugger proudly introduces the American-made MLB Prime maple wood baseball bats. The best players in the game deserve only the highest quality wood available. That's why Louisville Slugger hand selects only the best quality wood on the market, which they call MLB Prime Veneer Maple. This wood is then crafted to perfection using Amish Craftsmanship. Cut to be harder, the techniques of the Amish, including using square billets and hand sawing, are combined with advanced vacuum drying chambers to form the foundation of the hardest bat you can swing. Players can count on hardness all around the bat as Louisville Slugger employs their 360 Degree Compression process that ensures that there will be no soft spots on your MLB Prime wood bat. MLB Prime bats are finished with a new Advanced Finish System that includes a filler that fills all grains and cavities for a harder feel and appearance. Then, three layers of topcoat seal are applied to give it a 9H hardness rating - the highest rating available on the 21-level universal hardness scale. Accept nothing less for America's game. Louisville Slugger: Made By Hand in the New America! Free Shipping!

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GGG

Pros: Solid my first swing sent the ball over center field fence. I am 60. Hit over 340 it did not leave a mark. Best bat ever! It is worth the cost.

Cons: None.

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chase

Pros: this bat has lots of pop and is very durable

Cons: sadly, this is not the same bat Josh uses .... he used a louisville slugger m9 maple wood bat.

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Have a question about the Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Josh Hamilton Maple Wood Baseball Bat: VMH359 Adult? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

How much will this bat weigh/What is the drop weight? I've hear Josh Hamilton uses an extra large barrel with a drop of 0.
Bryce
The Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Maple Wood Bat: VMH359 has an approximate -2 to -3 length to weight ratio.
Tyler
What's the difference between this bat and the Prime Maple 243 model? Barrel? Handle? Weight?
KC
The Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Maple Wood Bat: VMH359 Adult will be constructed exactly the same as the MLB Prime Maple Wood Bat: VMC243 Adult. The difference in these two bats are that they are different player turn models. The VMC243 is Buster Posey's model. The H359 is the Josh Hamilton model. Barrel sizing, knob, and taper, could be different on both. Although, they will be similar.
Brandon
Is this bat balanced?
IMG
The Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Maple Wood Bat: VMH359 has a slight endloaded feel.
Tyler
Which Louisville Slugger Prime Bat Model is the lightest, or would feel the lightest?
JMATT
The Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Curtis Granderson Maple Wood Bat: GM110CG Adult will feel the most balanced. The Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Josh Hamilton Maple Wood Bat: VMH359 Adult is end loaded.
Kara
I'm looking for an Adult wood bat in 33". I'd like a more top heavy bat than balanced. Is the Louisville Slugger Prime a good choice? Is there a better Louisville Slugger wood bat for top heaviness?
James
The Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Josh Hamilton Maple Wood Bat: VMH359 Adult is end loaded and would be a great choice for you.
Kara
Is this bat ink dot certified?
Rickie
Yes. The Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Josh Hamilton Maple Wood Bat: VMH359 is ink dot certified. Here is a link to Louisville Slugger's web site: http://www.slugger.com/bats/wood-bats/prime-maple/vmh359.aspx
Damon
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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 Josh Hamilton Maple Wood Baseball Bat: VMH359 Adult
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