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2 5/8 Inch Barrel Diameter
-5 Length To Weight Ratio
6-Star Premium Performance End Cap Improves Balance
7/8" Tapered Handle
Balanced Swing Weight
Colorway: Grey | Red
Consistent, Durable Construction For Long Lasting Performance
Features USSSA BPF 1.15 Certification
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
Hot Out Of The Wrapper Performance
Longer Barrel Design For Max Plate Coverage
LS Pro Comfort Grip Creates The Perfect Tack & Cushion
One-Piece, Aluminum Alloy Baseball Bat
ST7 Alloy Construction Creates Thinner Barrel Walls For Maximum Pop
Louisville Slugger Omaha -5 USSSA Baseball Bat: WTLSLO5B520
Boost your child's abilities on the field with this Louisville Slugger Omaha youth baseball bat. With a balanced weight and single-piece design, this big barrel bat is made for youth players who are still refining their skills.
The -5 drop on this Louisville Slugger Omaha USSSA bat helps prepare youth to play with a -3 drop, but it's light enough to manage more easily. The balanced swing weight promotes a smoother swing, and the stiff feel of the one-piece construction allows good energy transfer to the ball. Made with ST7 alloy, this youth baseball bat is durable and long-lasting while still providing a good pop. To ensure a good hold on the bat throughout the swing, the Premium LS Pro Comfort Grip has just the right amount of tack and cushioning for a comfortable feel.
A 1-year limited warranty covers this high-quality baseball bat, so you (and your child's) satisfaction is guaranteed.
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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 5/8|
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|Length to Weight Ratio||- 5|
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