Approximate 2 1/2 Inch Barrel Diameter
Approximate -3 Length To Weight Ratio
Official Bat Of Major League Baseball
C271 Turn Model
Ink Dot Certification Proves Slope Of Grain For MLB Approval
Series 7 Maple Wood
Most Balanced Swing Weight Score
EXOARMOR Doubles Surface Hardness For Superior Power, Premium Pop, & Better Overall Feel
Bone Rubbed To Compress Wood & Make It More Durable
Pro Cupped End Ensures A Harder Piece Of Wood During Construction
Standard Handle Supplies Better Control At The Plate
Louisville Slugger Select Cut C271 Series 7 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 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 2020 C271 Series 7 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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