Approximate -3 Length to Weight Ratio
Bone Rubbed to Close Pores and Make Wood Harder
Made in the U.S.A.
More Balanced Swing Weight
Natural High Gloss Finish
Series 7 Select Maple
Turning Model: C271
Black Lizard Skin Bat Grip
The Louisville Slugger Select models are created with Series 7 wood. This wood is cut from the top 15% of wood that is harvested by Louisville Slugger and passes their quality standard testing. All Select models will come bone rubbed to compress the grains for maximum hardness. Additionally, the cupped end on the Select models guarantees a dense piece of wood while improving the balance for ultimate control. This Select model features a C271 turning model. The C271 is the most popular choice at the Major League level and is the standard that is used for all medium barrel turning models. It all begins with Louisville Slugger's densest starting billet that provides dependable hardness and exceptional durability. A medium barrel, a standard handle, and the max knob taper offer the ultimate feel that contributes to both power hitters and contact hitters alike. The Louisville Slugger Select C271 Series 7 Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WTLW7M271A16 Adult comes with a more balanced swing weight, a natural high gloss finish, and black Lizard Skins bat grip for enhanced comfort and reduced vibration. Louisville Slugger: It's In Your Hands! Get your Series 7 Select C271 today with fast, free shipping!
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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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|Knob Sticker Size||1.5 Inch|
|Price||$0 - $99.99|
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