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Turn Model: C271
Approximate 2 1/2 Inch Barrel Diameter
Approximate -3 Length To Weight Ratio
MLB Grade Maple Wood Provides Unmatched Durability
Balanced Swing Weight For More Control
Limited Edition Sunset Fade & Metallic Purple Finish
Individually Hand-Crafted For Unbeatable Quality
Pro Ink Dot Stamp For Slope Of Grain Requirement & MLB Approval
Pro Cupped End Ensures A Harder Piece Of Wood During Construction
Proudly Made In The USA
Standard Knob & Handle
EXO ARMOR Doubles Surface Hardness For Superior Power & A Smooth Feel
Only 100 Models Made!
Louisville Slugger has created a wood baseball bat unlike any other with cosmetics that are out of this world. The Supra Sunset series is made for when those hot summer days turn into beautiful summer nights. There is no greater feeling than playing under the lights and stepping into the batter's box with a wood bat you know is primed for performance. For the traditionalists, each model is crafted with a C271 turn model so that you can get the best of both worlds. A sunset paint job combines with a purple Louisville Slugger logo that shifts color in different lighting. With an individually handcrafted construction, a one-of-a-kind paint job, and a limited edition design, these wood bats are only for the most serious of players or collectors. For the players, each bat is made up of MLB grade maple wood and covered with the innovative EXO ARMOR for unbeatable durability, double the hardness, and a super smooth feel on contact. For the collectors, all bats come with a unique number for authenticity and a collector's keepsake. Like all other Louisville Slugger wood bats, the Supra Sunset series is manufactured with pride right here in the USA!
This Louisville Slugger Supra Sunset Maple Wood Baseball Bat (WTLWSM271B17) features an approximate 2 1/2-inch barrel diameter, an approximate drop 3 length to weight ratio, and a balanced swing weight for more control at the plate. A pro cupped barrel also ensures a dense, extremely hard piece of wood during construction for an increase in durability. Be ready for game play and buy one of these Louisville Slugger wood bats today with free shipping. Don't forget, we're here for you from click to hit!
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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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