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34 Inch Length
2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
No Certification Stamp Present on Bat
Specifically Crafted For Slow Pitch Softball
Maple Wood Construction
Turn Model: MSB3
Louisville Slugger MSB3 Maple Wood Softball Bat (WTLWIMSB3HC6)
Not all wood is created equal. Louisville Slugger leads the industry in wood bat manufacturing. Known for producing high-quality wood bats for all ages, sizes and skill levels, Louisville Slugger continues their storied tradition with a new softball bat, the MSB3. This bat is made from rock solid maple wood grown in North America.
The MSB3 has a thin barrel, medium handle and slightly flared knob, making it the ideal design for softball players. The MSB3 features outstanding durability so it will last for seasons to come. Even if you don't play in a wood bat league, practicing with wood bat has proven to be very beneficial. Using wood in the batting cage and at practice will save your expensive metal bat from damage caused by denser cage balls. Also, swinging wood at practice is proven to give players a better sense of the sweet spot, develop stronger wrists, and improve hand-eye coordination. Louisville Slugger: Turning Players Into Legends Since 1884! Free Shipping!
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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 1/4"|
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|Price||$0 - $99.99|
|Softball Bats||Slow Pitch|
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