18 Inch Length
Approximately 18 ounces
Develops Correct Swing Mechanics
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
Louisville Slugger has always been at the top of the baseball industry when it comes to useful training tools. The release of Louisville's shortest one-hand training bat helps to keep that trend intact. The 18" TRB18B is one of the most useful training tools on the market today. It not only provides more control in a one-hand swing, it adds comfort and stability with every swing. Some one-hand trainers are too long and don't allow the hitter to actually mimic their natural swing, but this training bat does it all. With Louisville's top-notch design and construction this bat is sure to help develop you swing and have you taking the ball deep every time you step to the plate. When it comes to anything involving wood bats it has to be Louisville Slugger. If you want to take your training to the next level, get the Louisville Slugger TRB18B step it up. Full Twelve Month Manufacturer's Warranty. 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.
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