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Louisville Slugger Select Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM243A1

Louisville Slugger Select Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM243A1
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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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Is this bat eligible for Little League play?

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.

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What is the normal ounces on a 28" wooden maple bat?

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.

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What is the size of the handle?

This bat is a 243 turn model, so the handle thickness is 29/32".

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How many ounces does this bat weigh?

The Louisville Slugger Select Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM243A1 features an approximate -5 to -9 length to weight ratio.

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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?

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.

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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 for Louisville Slugger Select Maple Wood Youth Baseball Bat: WTLWYM243A1
New Louisville Slugger youth wood bats have arrived! For the 2018 baseball season and beyond, 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 2018 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 -7 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 Don't forget, we're here from click to hit!
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Bat Properties
Barrel Diameter:2 1/4"
Bat Type:Baseball
Price:$0 - $99.99
Vendor:Louisville Slugger
Wood Type:Maple

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