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Length: 35 Inches
Weight: 43 - 44 oz.
Approximate +8 Length to Weight Ratio
Ash Wood Construction
Cut and Turned Like a Typical Wood Bat Design
5-in-1 Weighted Training Bat - Extremely Versatile
Off-Field Strengthening and Stretching Exercises
On-Field, On-Deck Warm-Up Bat
Soft-Toss Drills with Regulation Baseballs
Take Batting Practice with Regulation Baseballs
Louisville Slugger continues to revolutionize the baseball world. For over 125 years, Louisville Slugger has dominated the batter's box in Major League Baseball. Still to this day, more teams and players swing Louisville Slugger than any other brand. No other bat combines heritage, expertise and passion for the game like Louisville Slugger. Slugger uses superior lumber and superior craftsmanship to create a better, harder, and longer-lasting wood bat. Their new adult wood training bat is one of the best products on the market to improve your swing speed. Unlike other training bats, the Louisville Slugger WBTRHVY-OR35 is constructed like a typical wood bat, but with added weight. The design allows you to have the same feel you would have with a regular bat, but with added weight to help increase your swing speed. Some other training bats have design that is nothing like a typical bat so the feel is different and can cause alterations in your swing. Keep things consistent and stick with a Louisville Slugger. The proof is in the name and Louisville Slugger has always been at the top. Free Shipping!
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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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