2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
Approved For Play In ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, & ISF
Balanced Swing Weight
Full Twelve (12) Month Manufacturer's Warranty
One-Piece Aluminum Alloy Construction
100% DTS Alloy Provides Exceptional Durability With Awesome Performance
Double Wall Barrel Design
High Gloss Finish
7/8 Inch Tapered Handle
12 Inch Barrel Length
Stiff Feel For Enhanced Power Transfer
Louisville Slugger has designed a new slowpitch softball bat for the 2016 season! The XXL Alloy is a one-piece construction with a double wall barrel design for those of you with restrictions in your leagues. It is crafted with 100% DTS aluminum alloy for exceptional durability with outstanding performance. Held to the highest of standards, Louisville Slugger attached a sleek high gloss finish to the barrel for unmatched look and feel. An all associations model, the XXL is approved for play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, and ISF. Plus, Slugger is backing this model with a full twelve (12) month manufacturer's warranty! Louisville Slugger: Step Into The Batter's Box With Confidence!
This 2016 Louisville Slugger XXL Slowpitch Softball Bat (WTLXXLA16B) features a 2 1/4 inch barrel diameter, a 12-inch barrel length, and a 7/8 inch tapered handle for a classic feel. With a balanced swing weight, this model will not only increase your swing speed but will improve your overall bat control. Raise the level and buy your Louisville Slugger slowpitch softball bat today with free shipping right here at JustBats. 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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