Official Bat Of Major League Baseball
Approximate 2 1/2 Inch Barrel Diameter
Approximate -3 Length To Weight Ratio
M110 Turn Model
Ink Dot Certification Proves Slope Of Grain For MLB Approval
Manufactured With Pride In The United States
Gray Stain To Deep Red
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
30 Day Limited Warranty
Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Iron Knight M110 Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WTLWPM110A20
Barrel over the competition with this Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Iron Knight maple wood baseball bat. The M110 is one of the oldest models that Lousville Slugger still carries, as it was first developed in 1944. It carries the lightest swing weight of MLB Prime models for achieving fast swing speeds through the strike zone.
This maple wood baseball bat has a slightly thicker handle compared to other MLB Prime models to give the batter more control and a balanced feel. It features a gray stain on the handle and a striking deep red finish near the top with gold branding. This 2020 model has an easy-to-read medallion on the knob that indicates the MLB Prime grade of wood, the type of tree species and its length for easy spotting in a bat rack. This Iron Knight maple wood bat also features a Craftsman-Style Cup, designed to minimize breakage and maintain hardness on ball contact. It's also coated with Louisville Slugger's EXOPRO finish for an unmatched level of hardness and an attractive mirror-like appearance.
All MLB Prime bats come with Louisville Slugger's 30-day limited warranty protection. Order your own Iron Knight 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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