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Louisville Slugger Select Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM243A1
Louisville Slugger Select Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM243A1
Louisville Slugger Select Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM243A1
Louisville Slugger Select Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM243A1
Louisville Slugger Select Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM243A1
Louisville Slugger Select Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM243A1
Louisville Slugger Select Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM243A1
Louisville Slugger Select Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM243A1
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Features

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  • Approximate 2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter

  • Approximate -5 To -9 Length To Weight Ratio

  • Bone Rubbed To Compress Wood Fibers & Make It More Dense

  • Cupped End Ensures A Harder Piece Of Wood During Construction

  • Finish: HD High Gloss Natural

  • Turn Model: Youth 243 Big Barrel

  • Proudly Made In The USA

  • Balanced Swing Weight

  • Select Maple Wood Delivers Great Look, Premium Pop, & Outstanding Durability

Description

New Louisville Slugger youth wood bats have arrived! The Select series will give you a great bang for your buck. Each model is masterfully constructed of the select maple wood that comes bone rubbed to make it more dense and durable than ever before. Louisville Slugger only uses the top 15% of all their wood during the construction of the Select series and they also guarantee that each wood bat passes their high-quality standard tests. In addition, these youth baseball bats all feature a pro cupped end to ensure the hardest piece of wood during construction which results in premium pop with maximum performance. From billet to bat, the Select Series are some of the best in the industry. Louisville Slugger: It's In Your Hands!

This Louisville Slugger Select Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat (WTLWYM243A17) features a youth 243 turn model, a bigger than average barrel, and a high gloss natural finish for a classic look. With an approximate -5 to -9 length to weight ratio and a balanced swing weight, this model helps with the transition to a heavier bat. Put power behind your swing and order one of these youth wood bats with free shipping today at JustBats.com. Don't forget, we're here from click to hit!

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The best value out there! George parent

Pros: I bought this bat for my 12 yo son playing Little League this year to be an introduction to using a wood bat and a back up for a much more expensive composite bat. He likes this wood bat the most (has hit two 220+ ft homeruns with it). I'm wishing I'd got this first (just bought a second one for back-up), the composite bat is barely used. He likes the feel and balance. The sound of a ball coming off the bat is magic!

Cons: It's wood, so he's got to be sure he has the grain lined up.

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First Wood Bat purchased Baseball Dad In Ca Coach

Pros: Wood Bat was a great price point to try out.

Cons: None so far. Son likes using it in practice and some games. But so far doesn't compare to using a big barrel bat on the field.

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Pros: My 9 year old loves this bat.

Cons: None

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Questions and Answers (9)

Have a question about the Louisville Slugger Select Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM243A1? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

It looks like Louisville Slugger labels their Maple and Birch bats on the face grain (I thought it was supposed to be opposite). How should you swing a maple bat or birch bat?
Aieaball
There is a lot of debate about how the maple and birch bats should be swung. Some people say that you should swing with the grain while others say that they can swung in any manner. I personally would swing this Louisville Slugger Select Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat (WTLWYM243A1) with the grain facing in any which manner. However, If you are used to swinging the maple bats in a specific manner and have done it successfully, I would recommend going with what you have done in the past.
Ben
How many ounces does this bat weigh?
Dago
The Louisville Slugger Select Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM243A1 features an approximate -5 to -9 length to weight ratio.
Cameron
What is the size of the handle?
rick
This bat is a 243 turn model, so the handle thickness is 29/32".
Kyle J.
What is the normal ounces on a 28" wooden maple bat?
Sam
The Louisville Slugger Select Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM243A1 in a 28" will weigh approximately 19 to 23 ounces. You will be able to calculate the approximate weight of each wood bat by looking at the Length to Weight Ratio in the product description.
Dan
Is this bat eligible for Little League play?
Anthony
The Louisville Slugger Select Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM243A1 can be used in Little League play even though it does not feature the USA stamp.
Cameron
Can I have a name put on the bat?
Joe
Unfortunately, we are not able to have your name added to the Louisville Slugger Select Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM243A1. Our metal Louisville Slugger model will have a feature of adding a bat knob that you could put your name on, but not natural wood bats.
Max
Can this bat be used in the new little league USA rules?
Leon Daniel
Yes, the Louisville Slugger Select Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM243A1 can be used under the new USA rules.
Tori
Can this bat be used in the new USA baseball rules?
Keith judd
Yes, the Louisville Slugger Select Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM243A1 will be allowed for use in any USA league because it is a one-piece wood bat.
Tyler
I have a 9U travel baseball team and want to get ALL of the players accustomed to swinging wood. Do you carry a wood bat that is appropriate for a 9-10 year old?
Coach Skip
Any wood bat labeled as "Youth" would be appropriate for those ages. Something like the Louisville Slugger Flylite Wood Y243 Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYS243A18 would be a good option to look at.
Kyle
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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.

Bat Properties

Louisville Slugger Select Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM243A1
Barrel Diameter 2 1/4"
Baseball Bats Wood Baseball Youth
Bat Type Baseball
Deals Closeout Bats Personalization Eligible Bundle and Save
End Design Cupped
Ink Dot No
Material Wood
Price $0 - $99.99
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Louisville Slugger
Wood Type Maple
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