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  • Approximate -3 Length to Weight Ratio

  • Big Stick Design: Created For Athletes Who Can Swing A Heavier Barrel

  • Maximum Power At The Plate

  • Cut from Maple Ace Wood - Creates An Extremely Hard Hitting Surface

  • Handle: 15/16 Inch Handle Diameter

  • Large Barrel

  • MLB Approved - Pro Ink Dot Certified for Slope of Grain

  • Pro Cupped End Improves Balance

  • Slight End Loaded Feel

  • Standard Knob

  • Turning Model: 243

  • Colorway: Black Barrel | Dark Red (Maroon) Handle


The Rawlings Big Stick Maple Ace Series is all about bringing the most power possible to the plate. With a larger hitting surface and increased sweet spot, this design leaves this Big Stick primed for power hitters who have the strength to get this huge barrel through the zone. This 243BM is cut into a 243 turn model from Rawlings' Maple Ace Wood which utilizes the same high-grade maple as the pros and will deliver one of the hardest hitting surfaces possible. This bat also features a slightly end loaded swing weight with its large barrel and 15/16 inch handle diameter and is MLB Approved with its Pro-Ink Dot Certification.

Pick up your own Rawlings Big Stick Maple ACE Baseball Bat: R243BG today with our Fast, Free Shipping and 24/7 Customer Support.

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Good pop until it broke after 4 hits Alex player

Pros: Nice feel. Good pop

Cons: Broke after 4 hits

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what is the difference between the 234BM and 243MA?
The only difference between the Rawlings Big Stick Maple Wood Baseball Bat: 243BM and the 243MA is the color. The 243CS is a composite mix of bamboo and maple.
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About the Brand

Rawlings is a major manufacturer of competitive team sports equipment and apparel for baseball, basketball, and football, as well as licensed MLB, NFL, and NCAA retail products. Rawlings is a major supplier to professional, collegiate, interscholastic and amateur organizations worldwide, including the Official Baseball Supplier to Major League Baseball.

The first real innovation in glove making occurred in 1912 when Rawlings Sporting Goods Company introduced the "Sure Catch" glove, which was "endorsed by leading players all over the country." The Sure Catch was a one-piece glove with sewn-in finger channels and looked better suited for a duck's foot than a man's hand. Catchers' mitts used at the time were large and bulky with a single leather thong passing for a web.

In 1920, Bill Doak, a journeyman pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, approached Rawlings with an idea for improving the baseball glove from a mere protective device to a genuine aid in fielding. The "Bill Doak" model was so revolutionary that it stayed in Rawlings' line until 1953. Its key feature was a multi-thong web laced into the first finger and thumb, which created for the first time in baseball's young life, a natural pocket.

In 1925, Rawlings unveiled a three-fingered fielder's glove, and ten years later improved the Bill Doak model with a two-piece leather web. At the same time, the "T" web became a rage for first basemen's mitts. The pocket underwent a pronounced change in 1941 when the Trapper Mitt, also known as the Claw, appeared. The "Deep Well" pocket was so unique that Rawlings quickly patented it. The design was improved in 1950 by adding a leather piece across the top. Another significant creation occurred in 1948 with the three-fingered Playmaker. A five-fingered fielder's model, with all fingers laced together, provided greater pocket control.

The six-fingered Trap-Eze evolved in the 1960's. In more recent years, Rawlings produced the Fastback design, which gives a glove a snugger fit, greater extension, and overall control. The Holdster is a slot through which a finger can be extended for additional protection from impacts on the pocket. Then, there is the Edge-U-Cated Heel with its extended U-shaped lacing and the Pro H Web and much-copied Basket Web.

Some of Rawlings more recent glove innovations also include the unique Spin-Stopper design which reduces ball spin when the ball hits the glove, and the Cantilever glove design feature that provides a cushioned area between the hand and the glove's palm area. In all, Rawlings has produced and patented more functionally innovative glove features and designs than that of any other glove manufacturer. The result is that the modern baseball glove is much larger, more comfortable, better padded and made to last far longer than its ancestors. It is not uncommon to see today's Major League players wearing the same Rawlings' glove they wore during their college playing days. In fact, Rawlings is the #1 glove in the major leagues. Rawlings maintains about 65 models of baseball and softball mitts and gloves in its line. The prototypes of virtually all of them have been field tested by professionals before entering a sporting goods dealer's inventory.

Bat Properties

Rawlings Big Stick Maple Ace Wood Baseball Bat: 243BM
Baseball Bats Wood Baseball
Bat Type Baseball
Color Black Red
Deals Personalization Eligible
End Design Cupped
Ink Dot Yes
Material Wood
Price $0 - $99.99
Swing Weight Slightly End-Loaded
Vendor Rawlings
Wood Type Maple
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