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Increase your swing speed with this Louisville Slugger Select Hybrid 719 baseball bat. The 3-piece hybrid construction creates a strong and durable baseball bat with plenty of pop for hitting deep. A solid crack on the bat starts with swing speed, which is why this Louisville Slugger sports a new Speed Ballistic Composite end cap that slices through the air without sacrificing control. The patented VCX technology allows for independent movement between the barrel and the handle that controls vibration and provides unmatched feel on contact. VCXTM technology creates a feel unique to each sport and player type. The balanced swing weight lets the bat do some of the work when you're hitting for power, or when you need that extra swing speed to push your momentum to the max. Louisville Slugger: Others Make Bats, We Make History.
This Louisville Slugger Select Hybrid 719 baseball bat (WTLUBS719B8) features a drop 8 length to weight ratio, a 2 5/8-inch barrel diameter, and the USA baseball stamp making this bat approved for play in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, and Pony baseball. The LS Pro Comfort Grip pairs with a tapered handle for a bat that you can get a real handle on when swinging at fastballs or for slower changeups. Stare down the toughest throwers in the league when you go up to bat holding this Select Hybrid series bat that ships at no cost and comes with a one year manufacturer's warranty. Don't forget, with our expert customer service, we'll be here for you from click to hit!
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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.
|Approved For||USA Bat|
|Barrel Diameter||2 5/8|
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|Length to Weight Ratio||- 8|
|Material||Half and Half|
|Price||$200 - $299.99 $250 - $299.99|
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