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Features

  • Free Shipping!

  • 271 Turn Model - Thicker Handle, Long Taper and Shorter Barrel

  • Approximate Drop 3 Length-To-Weight Ratio

  • Balanced Swing Feel

  • Cut From Ash Wood Material

  • Cupped Barrel End

  • Flared Knob

  • Colorway: Black | White

Description

Rawlings Player Preferred Ash Wood Baseball Bat: 271RAB
You'll be unstoppable when you step up to the plate with this Rawlings ash wood baseball bat. Ash brings the best of both worlds to your offensive game: it's one of the strongest woods out there, and its unique grain structure provides a softer feel to the bat while increasing bat speed. All of these things combine to give you a powerful offensive tool.

Bat Benefits
This Player Preferred ash baseball bat features a medium-sized barrel, which means it's made from strong, high-density wood for better pop. It's available in a wide range of sizes, so there are options for players of all heights. At a 271 profile, this ash wood bat is ideal for contact or power hitters. The 15/16" handle offers a comfortable grip for better control at the plate.

Reviews

Average Ratings Based on 1 Customer Review

2.0 Stars:Overall Rating
1 Stars: Durability
3 Stars: Finish
5 Stars: General Feel
4 Stars: Pop
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2 Stars: Overall Rating
1 Stars: Durability
3 Stars: Finish
5 Stars: General Feel
4 Stars: Pop
Broken Bat Logan Smith Player

Pros: Works great until it doesn't.

Cons: After only 1 month of real use my bat broke after catching barrel in batting practice, extremely disappointing considering the durability.

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Questions and Answers

Have a question about the Rawlings Player Preferred Ash Wood Baseball Bat: 271RAB? Ask our team of experts and they will respond within 24 hours.

My favorite bat ever was the Rawlings Velo 271 turn about 5 years ago. Light, fast and great pop. I’m a hit for average guy that sprays the ball from gap to gap. I’m looking for a bat as close to that model as possible. Your best recommendations? Brett Hill
The Rawlings Player Preferred Ash Wood Baseball Bat: 271RAB is a great bat to consider but maple would be your best bet for most potential performance.
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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's 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 Player Preferred Ash Wood Baseball Bat: 271RAB
Baseball Bats Wood Baseball
Bat Type Baseball
Color Black White
Deals Personalization Eligible Bundle and Save
End Design Cupped
Hitting Style Contact Hitter Power Hitter
Ink Dot No
Length to Weight Ratio - 3
Material Wood
Swing Weight Balanced
Vendor Rawlings
Wood Type Ash
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