Official Bat Of Major League Baseball
Approximate 2 1/2 Inch Barrel Diameter
Approximate -3 Length To Weight Ratio
C271 Turn Model
Ink Dot Certification Proves Slope Of Grain For MLB Approval
Manufactured With Pride In The United States
Deep Flame Fade Into Distressed Black
MLB Grade Maple Wood Construction
Most 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
Louisville Slugger Prime C271 Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WTLWPM271D20
When the chips are down, get ready to step up to the plate like a High Roller. Louisville Slugger's new 2020 MLB Prime High Roller baseball bat combines their classic C271 shape with a distinct look that oozes with pro-grade class. The C271 is Louisville's most popular standard turning bat for pros and features a medium barrel and standard grip. This classic MLB-grade maple design features the brand's most balanced feel for fast hands and maximum power at the plate.
This C271 High Roller design sports a deep flame finish on the handle that gently fades into a glossy black at the barrel. A classic "LS" logo and other text are emblazoned in metallic gold throughout. All logos and text blend naturally with the wood grain thanks to Louisville's proprietary Seamless Decal technology. This baseball bat is sealed with the new state of the art EXOPRO finish for a high-gloss look and improved durability over previous EXOARMOR models. Stats like wood type, and length have been added on an easy to read knob cap that is encircled by the bat's model name and number.
Louisville Slugger improved the cup design of their baseball bats for the 2020 MLB Prime series. This High Roller C271 features a new Craftsman-style cup that has been engineered to increase strength and contact response over the life of the bat. The overall result is a classic pro-grade wood bat that is reimagined with better performance both sluggers and contact hitters in today's game.
Louisville Slugger's 2020 MLB Prime series baseball bats, including the C271 High Roller, are covered with a 30-day limited warranty. This covers defects in workmanship and materials but also covers some normal use issues like severe dents, structural cracks, and cup deformations.
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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 1/2"|
|Baseball Bats||Wood Baseball|
|Price||$100 - $199.99|
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