Official Bat Of Major League Baseball
Approximate 2 1/2 Inch Barrel Diameter
Approximate -3 Length To Weight Ratio
DJ2 Turn Model
Ink Dot Certification Proves Slope Of Grain For MLB Approval
Manufactured With Pride In The United States
Navy To Gray Stain Finish
MLB Grade Maple Wood Construction
Slightly Balanced Swing Weight Score
New Craftsman-Style Cup Features A Thicker Width Edge At The End Of The Barrel
New Knob Medallion
New Revolutionary EXOPRO Finish 2x Harder Than The Previous EXOARMOR
Seamless Decals Deliver A Pristine Look Without Added Stress Or Heat
Standard Handle Supplies Better Control At The Plate
30 Day Limited Warranty
Louisville Slugger Prime Captain DJ2 Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WTLWPMDJ2A20
Play hard and hit harder when you step up to the plate with this Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Captain maple wood baseball bat. The Captain presents a mirror-like appearance thanks to its new EXOPRO finish that looks like it means business even before you get into position over home plate. This Louisville Slugger Captain delivers a hard surface for a premium look and feel over last year's offering.
This 2020 model baseball bat has an easy-to-read medallion in the knob to verify the authenticity of the wood grade and species, as well as the bat length, so you can be confident in the power and quality you're packing. Also, the re-imagined Craftsman-Style Cup adds a thicker edge that protects the bat from chipping during explosive hits to the outfield and beyond. Enjoy pain-free performance you notice the first day on the field thanks to the extra power the EXOPRO finish adds to your forward momentum without vibrating through the shaft.
All MLB Prime bats come with Louisville Slugger's 30-day limited warranty protection. Order your own DJ2 maple wood baseball bat today and enjoy free shipping from JustBats.com.
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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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