*Three Coats Of EXOARMOR Top Coat*
Constructed With MLB Quality Maple Wood
Popular C271 Turn Model
Extremely Well Balanced Bat
Double The Hardness For More Responsiveness On Contact
MLB Ink Dot
Cupped End Cap
Made in the U.S.A.
The Louisville Slugger MLB Prime wood baseball bat consistently offers the utmost quality and craftsmanship from year to year. Let your bat do the talking with the Natural. The C271 is Louisville Slugger’s most popular turning model at the Major League level and is the base model used to create all standard barrel turning models. This version of the C271 features a natural finish with black Seamless Decals throughout. A standard handle, standard barrel and max knob taper, along with a balanced swing weight, allow this model to deliver for both contact and power hitters alike. All MLB PRIME bats are made exclusively with MLB-grade wood from the top 3% of the harvest and feature three coats of EXOARMOR, a state-of-the-art finish that gives a hardness to the bat you can feel and hear with every swing.
The 2019 Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Maple C271 Wood Baseball Bat (WTLMLBPMC271BG) features the C271 turning model. The C271 is the most popular choice at the Major League level and is the standard that is used for all medium barrel turning models. It all begins with Louisville Slugger's densest starting billet that provides dependable hardness and exceptional durability. A medium barrel, a standard handle, and the max knob taper offer the ultimate feel that contributes to both power hitters and contact hitters alike. This version features a more balanced swing weight and a high-gloss black finish with a silver center branding. Louisville Slugger: It's In Your Hands! Buy yours today with fast, free shipping!
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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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