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Length: 35 Inches
Weight: 43 - 44 oz.
Ash Wood Construction
Uncupped Barrel End (Allows For The Bat To Have The Most Weight Possible)
Flared Knob Shape
Weighted Training Bat - Designed To Swing Similarly To A Regular Adult Wood Bat, But With A Lot Of Added Weight. This Should Help A Hitter Gain Muscle And Improve Their Swing Speed.
Slugger's 5-in-1 Design - (1) Off The Field Strength & Exercise Tool | (2) On-Deck Warm Up Bat | (3) Tee Drills | (4) Soft Toss | (5) Regular Batting Practice
Louisville Slugger Weighted Ash Wood Training Baseball Bat (WTLWBTRHVY-OR35)
Bulk up your muscles and speed up your swing when you purchase this Weighted Training Bat from Louisville Slugger! When teammates see this massive, orange wood bat out there cracking baseballs, they'll know that you're improving your game!
Slugger's wood training bat is one of the best products on the market to improve your swing speed. Unlike other training bats, this Louisville Slugger model is constructed like a typical wood bat, but with added weight. The design allows you to have the same feeling that you would have with a regular bat (but with added weight to help increase your swing speed). Some other training bats have a design that is nothing like a typical bat. On those bats, the feel is different and can cause alterations in your swing. Keep things consistent and stick with this Louisville Slugger.
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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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