Craftsman-Style Cupped Barrel End - A Thicker Width Edge Along The End Of The Barrel, Lending Added Strength And Durability
318 Turn Model - Medium Barrel Diameter Tapers Sharply Into A Thicker Handle
More Standard Knob (Maybe A Slight Flare)
MLB Maple Prime Wood Material
Slightly End Loaded Feel
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
Bone Rubbed To Further Tighten The Grains And Harden The Surface
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.
Built After The Game Model Of Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder, Christian Yelich.
30 Day Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Yelich Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WTLWPM318GM20
Snag one of the best quality wood baseball bats that Louisville Slugger has to offer...the MLB Prime maple bats. What makes it even better?!? This one is built after the game model used by Milwaukee Brewers star, Christian Yelich.
Slugger does everything they possibly can to make sure this bat is top-of-the-line! It has extremely straight grains in the wood that would allow it to be used within a Major League Baseball game (and it will be adorned with the MLB ink dot). As well, the wood has been bone rubbed and also has the EXOPRO Finish added to it that should make the hitting surface of the bat extremely hard. It will feature an S318 turn model that is the turn model used by Christian Yelich in the past. That turn model produces a slightly end loaded feel that power hitters should love.
Due to the high quality of wood and craftsmanship that goes into this bat, Louisville Slugger does offer a thirty (30) day warranty on the bat. If you get the bat and have a structural issue with the bat within 30 days from the purchase date, please let us know and our Bat Experts will get you the info to begin the warranty process with Louisville Slugger.
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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.
|Baseball Bats||Wood Baseball|
|Hitting Style||Power Hitter|
|Length to Weight Ratio||- 3|
|Price||$100 - $199.99 $100 - $149.99|
|Swing Weight||Slightly End-Loaded|
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