Craftsman-Style Cup - A Thicker Width Edge Along The End Of The Barrel, Lending Added Strength And Durability
110 Turn Model - Thickest Handle, Long Taper and Shorter Barrel Length
Colorway: Black | Copper (Orange)
MLB Birch Prime Wood Material
Slightly Flared Knob
Most Balanced Swing Feel (Slugger Swing Weight Score of 1)
Approximate Drop 3 Length-To-Weight Ratio
Pro Ink Dot Certified For MLB Approval
Barrel-End Label Brand Creates A Condensed Appearance For A Crisp, High-End Look
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.
Bone Rubbed To Further Tighten The Grains And Harden The Surface
30 Day Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Pennies Birch Wood Baseball Bat: WBL2434010
Get ready to take your offensive game to the next level with this Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Pennies birch wood baseball bat. Its striking copper and black colors provide a satisfying contrast, and its birch wood construction means it brings the best of both worlds when it comes to wooden bats — the best features of both maple and ash bats.
Birch is an excellent bat material because it has a flex quite similar to ash. It also has a hardness similar to maple. Take advantage of increased surface hardness thanks to its EXOPRO finish, which Louisville Slugger says is twice as hard as previous years. Plus, the copper color shines on this Pennies baseball bat to make it look excellent. This baseball bat is built to be balanced with an SWS number of 1, which is the most balanced option in Louisville Slugger's lineup. You can feel confident reaching the highest swing speeds possible while still retaining plenty of control.
Louisville Slugger offers a 30-day limited warranty on this Pennies birch wood baseball bat.
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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.
|Barrel Diameter||2 1/2"|
|Baseball Bats||Wood Baseball|
|Hitting Style||Contact Hitter Power Hitter|
|Length to Weight Ratio||- 3|
|Price||$100 - $199.99|
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