271 Turn Model - Medium To Slightly Thicker Handle, Long Taper and Shorter Barrel Length.
Approximate -3 Length To Weight Ratio
Balanced Swing Feel (Commonly Preferred By Both Contact And Power Hitters)
Cut From Maple Wood Material
Cupped Barrel End
Flared Knob Shape
Bone Rubbed To Compress Wood & Make It More Durable
EXOPRO Finish - Twice As Hard As The Previous Finishes Used On Slugger Bats. Provides An Incredibly Durable Top Coat That Drastically Increases Surface Hardness.
Louisville Slugger's Select Cut (or Series 7) Is The Highest Quality Adult Wood Bat Offered By Slugger Before You Get To Their MLB Prime Level Bats.
Louisville Slugger Select Cut C271 Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WTLW7M271A20
With Louisville Slugger's Select Cut C271 you can swing with Major League confidence no matter what level you play at. This bat is one of Louisville's most popular turning models at the pro level. The Select Cut C271 is so popular, in fact, that it's the base model for all of Louisville's turning model bats. This baseball bat uses the manufacturer's most dense starting billet and offers superb hardness from top to bottom. With a bone-rubbed exterior and cupped design, this Louisville Slugger bat has the look, feel, and performance of a pro-grade classic.
Some signature features of this baseball bat include a standard handle and barrel, maximum tapered knob, and the most balanced swing weight. These dimensions could make the C271 a perfect choice for different types of hitters throughout the batting order. What sets this new model apart, however, is Louisville's Seamless Decal technology and their proprietary EXOARMOR finish. This is an ultra-tough premium finish that you'll feel immediately with your first base hit. With increased hardness and state-of-the-art durability, the EXOARMOR exterior finish offers increased durability and a satisfying crack on contact.
This C271 Louisville Slugger maple wood bat is covered with a 30-day limited warranty against material and manufacturing defects. It also covers against some performance defects including severe denting, structural cracking, and collapsed cupping that can adversely affect a bat's performance.
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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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