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
Black On Black Colorway
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
30 Day Limited Warranty
Louisville Slugger Prime Hitman C271 Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WTLWPM271B20
Whether you're a contact or power hitter, this Louisville Slugger Hitman from their MLB Prime series can help you finish the job. This bat is a variation of LS's popular C271 bat, which is their most popular model at the major league level. Take your offensive game to new heights when you grab this Hitman model.
This maple wood bat's standard handle, standard barrel and balanced swing weight allows power and contact hitters to benefit from its performance. As with all other MLB Prime models, this bat features a Craftsman-Style Cup which helps minimize bat breakage and maintain overall hardness on contact. Finally, it's coated in Louisville Slugger's new EXOPRO finish, which creates an appealing high-gloss shine and provides excellent durability.
This black maple Hitman baseball bat from Louisville Slugger includes a 30-day limited warranty with your purchase. Take control of your offensive game today and order your own MLB Prime Hitman baseball bat with 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.
|Baseball Bats||Wood Baseball|
|Hitting Style||Contact Hitter|
|Price||$100 - $199.99|
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