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 To Royal Blue
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 Patriot C271 Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WTLWPM271C20
Step up to the plate while displaying patriotic sentiments with this Louisville Slugger MLB Prime Patriot C271 maple wood baseball bat. Adorned with a deep flame on the handle that fades to a royal blue with red and white emblems, this turn model bat is a great choice for power hitters.
Since this bat is a 271 turn model, it has a quicker taper from the barrel to the handle, which provides a more end-loaded feel in the barrel, a real benefit for power hitters swinging for the fences. Since it's part of the MLB Prime series, this maple wood bat has an easy-to-read medallion in the knob that indicates the wood grade, species and length for a premium feel. The Craftsman-Style Cup helps minimize breakage and maintain bat hardness on contact, and it's coated with Louisville's new EXOPRO finish, a durable top coat that offers a shiny, mirror-like finish and contributes to its overall hardness.
MLB Prime Series bats from Louisville Slugger, including this Patriot, come with a 30-day limited warranty. Order your own MLB Prime Patriot today and enjoy fast, 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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