2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
Bone Rubbed To Close Pores & Make Wood Harder
Maple Wood Construction For Enhanced Durability
Pro Cupped End Improves Overall Balance
MLB Prime Timber - Louisville Slugger's Highest Grade Wood Available
360 Degree Compression Guarantees Consistency With No Dead Spots
Louisville Slugger comes out swinging with the MLB Prime maple wood youth baseball bat. Beautifully constructed with professional grade, hand-picked maple, this youth baseball bat will provide tremendous durability and is recommended for younger players looking to make the transition to a heavier bat. Maple is a very dense timber with a greater surface hardness than ash, leading many players to believe it gives them a sizable bump in performance. Maple wood is a very close-grained timber, and this unique grain structure prevents the barrel from flaking. The quality of timber used by Louisville Slugger on these bats is second to none, making for a very high-quality product. With a pro cupped end, balance is improved which is great for maximizing bat speed. Louisville Slugger: The Official Bat of Major League Baseball!
This Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat (WBVMYBB-BK) features a 2 1/4 inch barrel diameter, an all black finish, and comes bone rubbed for a guaranteed harder piece of wood. Raise the level and order your Louisville Slugger youth wood baseball bat today with free shipping right here at JustBats. We're here for you from click to hit!
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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.
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