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318 Turn Model - Medium Barrel Diameter Tapers Sharply Into A Medium Thickness Handle. The Sharp Taper Makes The Bat Feel Slightly Barrel Loaded.
Approximate Drop 3 Length-To-Weight Ratio
Slightly End Loaded Feel
Crafted From Pro Quality Ash Wood
Cupped Barrel End
Conventional Knob Shape (Some Batters Might Sense A Small Flare)
Colorway: Black | White Lettering
Most Likely Will Feature An MLB Ink Dot To Indicate Straight & High Quality Ash Wood (But Not Guaranteed)
Not Considered A 'Blem' Bat As The Wood Quality On The Bat Is High. The Bat Simply Did Not Match A Certain Criteria Of The Professional Player For Whom The Bat Was Being Crafted.
Rawlings Pro 318 Ash Wood Baseball Bat: PMA318
Your BP pitcher might need some ice after your next practice because you will not want to put down this Rawlings Pro 318 Ash Wood Baseball Bat!
You can not become a giant in the industry, like Rawlings, without having incredibly high expectations. Throughout the bat production process, Rawlings will inspect the finest details on all their bats, and should a bat not reach the required criteria, it will get pulled from production which allows us to sell them at a discounted price!
This Rawlings Wood Bat is constructed from ash wood which offers tremendous durability (similar to maple) and improved feel. It will also carry a 318 Turn Model which features a medium-thick handle that will taper sharply into a medium barrel, resulting in a slightly end-loaded swing feel that is often preferred by power hitters. Cosmetic imperfections such as a misplaced logo or lettering might be present but, these bats are still constructed from professional-level ash wood and are structurally sound resulting in a great training or practice bat!
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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.
|Baseball Bats||Wood Baseball|
|Hitting Style||Contact Hitter Power Hitter|
|Length to Weight Ratio||- 3|
|Swing Weight||Slightly End-Loaded|
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