KS12 Turn Model - Long Barrel Length Creates A Heavier Barrel. Definitely A Bat For Power Hitters That Also Want The End-Load Complimented By A Flared Knob.
Colorway: Matte Black | Natural
MLB Maple Prime Wood Material
Approximate Drop 3 Length-To-Weight Ratio
Slightly End-Loaded (Barrel Heavy) Feel [Slugger Swing Weight Score Of 4]
Pro Ink Dot Certified For MLB Approval
Unique Knob Medallion Is Embedded In The Knob To Indicate THE MLB Prime Grade Of Wood, The Species and the Length.
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
Craftsman-Style Cup - A Thicker Width Edge Along The End Of The Barrel, Lending Added Strength And Durability
Barrel-End Label Brand Creates A Condensed Appearance For A Crisp, High-End Look
Bone Rubbed To Further Tighten The Grains And Harden The Surface
30 Day Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Schwarber Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WBL2439010
If you're ready for pro-grade performance then you need to check out this Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Schwarber maple wood bat. Designed with Kyle Schwarber as part of Slugger's MLB Prime Series, this bat has a unique look and feel that blends the modern and traditional. The handle is painted black with a hardline transition that adjoins a natural wood barrel. Slugger completes the look with seamless decals and premium EXOPRO Hardcoat.
For his bat, Schwarber opted for premium-grade solid maple. This type of wood offers exceptional hardness and increased weight, making it an ideal choice for deep-ball hitters. Louisville Slugger increases the hardness further by bone rubbing this bat during manufacturing and certifies the wood's superb quality with a pro-style ink dot. Available from 31" to 34", this bat also features the brand's redesigned medallion for easy model and size identification. Slugger also tweaked the cupping design for this model year, increasing the width edge along the barrel for added strength with less chipping and cracking.
This Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Schwarber maple wood baseball bat is backed by Slugger with a 30-day limited warranty.
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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||Power Hitter|
|Length to Weight Ratio||- 3|
|Price||$100 - $199.99 $150 - $199.99|
|Swing Weight||Slightly End-Loaded|
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