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  • Y318 Turn Model - Big Barrel Design With A Dramatic Transition From Barrel To Handle That Helps Create A Powerful Feel.

  • Constructed From Youth Prime Maple Wood

  • Colorway: Natural | Gray Stain | Red, White & Blue Slugger Decal

  • Slightly Flared Knob

  • Target Drop 6 Length-To-Weight Ratio (Allow for Variance Of 2 Ounces Heavier Or Lighter)

  • EXOPRO Finish - Twice As Hard As The Previous EXOARMOR Finish. Provides An Incredibly Durable Top Coat That Drastically Increases Surface Hardness.

  • Barrel-End Label Brand Creates A Condensed Appearance For A Crisp, High-End Look

  • Cupped Barrel End

  • Seamless Decals Are Applied Directly Under The Top Coat And Appear To Blend Into The Bat

  • Meets Requirements For Most Youth Organizations


Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Youth Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WBL2441020
Graduate your slugger from an aluminum bat to a wooden one starting with the Louisville Slugger MLB Prime youth maple wood baseball bat. This bat is made of solid maple, and crafted to be light-feeling, yet solid enough to hold up to the rigors of play. It's available in a variety of lengths, so players can advance into larger sizes while retaining a familiarity with the bat. The thick sound of solid wood lets players know they've made good contact. This bat is finished with slick decals and features the classic Lousiville Slugger logo in an American flag pattern, ideal for the patriotic hitter.

Bat Benefits
The bat is coated in EXOPRO finish, which provides protection for the wood. The high density of maple lets players put plenty of power behind each swing. With a target drop of -6, this bat is sized to meet the physical needs of a youth baseball player and is created in accordance with the standards of many youth leagues. Smooth design and high-quality materials make this bat a winner every time.

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This Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Youth Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WBL2441020 has a barrel diameter of 2 1/2 inches.
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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.

Bat Properties

Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Youth Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WBL2441020
Baseball Bats Wood Baseball Youth
Bat Type Baseball
Color Grey Natural
Deals Personalization Eligible
End Design Cupped
Length to Weight Ratio - 6
Material Wood
Price $0 - $99.99 $50 - $99.99
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Louisville Slugger
Wood Type Maple
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