Check it out! There is a new model available.Worth AT18 Alan Tanner Gamer Series 12.5" XL Senior Slow Pitch Softball Bat: WGM21S 1 Review $ 219.95
2 1/4 Inch Barrel Diameter
13.5 Inch Barrel Length
Slightly End Loaded Swing Feel (Worth's XL 0.5 Oz End Load)
Features SSUSA (Senior Slow Pitch) and ISA Certifications
Two-Piece, All-Composite Slow Pitch Bat
Colorway: White | Black | Gold
Triax Advanced Technology - Allows Bat To Have More Barrel Flex While The Exclusive Material To This Worth Bat Also Extends The Sweet Spot And Increases Performance
S-Flex Handle - Provides A Precise Blend Of Handle Flex Optimizing The Overall Performance
Signature Bat Of Senior Slow Pitch Star, Alan Tanner!
Worth AT 13.5" XL Senior Slow Pitch Softball Bat: WAVTSS
Alan has been around the game of slow pitch for years! And with a seasoned vet like Alan getting his initials on the bat, you know this bat is going to be consistent and powerful!
The AT Slow Pitch bat from Worth is going to deliver a pretty solid barrel combination. It will have the 13.5 inch barrel length and a 1/2 ounce end load for the swing feel. That barrel length will be decently long (not quite as long as some 14" barrel bats) and it will also pack some heft to it with the 1/2 once end load (Worth calls it their XL load). We would recommend this mostly for power hitters, but if you were a hitter who was thinking about making a transition from a balanced bat to a more-heavy bat, this might not be a bad candidate to employ to help make that transition. As well, the bat will have the two-piece design that nearly every player is expecting on their slow pitch bats nowadays! Lastly, this bat does feature the SSUSA (Senior Softball) stamp and will be very high performing. You probably will only get by using it in a SSUSA sanctioned league and please note that USSSA and USA (ASA) softball leagues will not allow it for use!
Due to the bat being so high performing, Worth was not able to extend a warranty on this bat. That being said, JustBats will still offer our Bat Assurance program on the bat. With bat Assurance, you can pay $30 dollars and get a 30 day trial from JustBats!
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About the Brand
Worth, Inc. can trace its beginning back to the year 1912, when George Sharp Lannom, Jr. purchased a tannery in Tullahoma, Tennessee and established the Lannom Manufacturing Company. Initially, the firm tanned leather for harnesses and horse collars they manufactured. However, as the automobile grew in popularity, the demand for the company's harnesses and collars declined, so Lannom shifted its manufacturing resources toward production of leather covered baseballs and softballs under the "Worth" brand, and men's leather dress gloves under the "Craig" brand.
Charles (Chuck) E. Parish joined Lannom in 1930 as a salesman and married G.S. Lannom, Jr.'s daughter, Martha Lannom several years later. Following Mr. Lannom's death, Parish acquired controlling interest in the company, which led to a division of company assets between himself and Lannom's son G.S. Lannom III. Lannom maintained the glove works while Parish, "The Baron of Baseballs," built the Lannom baseball business into the world's largest manufacturer of baseballs.
Upon graduation from Vanderbilt University in 1959, Chuck Parish's son, John, joined the Lannom organization. He persuaded his father to expand the company's Caribbean operations and enter the baseball bat business in 1970. In 1975, following the death of his father, John Parish took over the reigns of the company. Under his leadership, the company diversified and expanded its production line and developed the personnel, technical know-how, and physical facilities to become one of the largest and most financially sound manufacturers in the entire sporting goods industry.
The WorthSports Company was formally organized in 1975 as the sales and marketing arm for all sporting goods products and divisions of Lannom. In addition to the normal marketing functions, Worth also emphasizes and provides new product research and development. In fact, the emphasis placed on this development is largely responsible for Worth's leadership role in the sporting goods industry.
When Worth entered the bat business all bats were made from Northern White Ash. Worth then established wood mills in Pennsylvania and New York to provide the strong but relatively lightweight ash wood stock. Then directions were shifted to aluminum and other composites and in 1968 Lannom Manufacturing produced its first aluminum bat. The company's Jess Heald was primarily responsible for its development. The sale of aluminum bats to amateur baseball and softball players mushroomed in the 70's, helping Lannom achieve record results. In 1994, because of market demands, more emphasis was placed on the aluminum division and an expansion was completed in Tullahoma.
One of the first and most significant results of the R&D program was the development of the Polyurethane (Poly-X™) core for baseballs and softballs. This one innovation revolutionized the entire softball world; up to this time, the traditional softball core was constructed of cork and latex. Worth, through the use of "petrochemical" formulation, created a softball that was more consistent in performance and demonstrated extended durability, thereby setting the stage for the establishment of formal specifications and standards for the industry. More recently, the expanded research and development team has made another revolutionary addition to the aluminum bats called the SuperCell EST (Exterior Shell Technology) Bat.
One product Worth is very proud of is its RIF (Reduced Injury Factor) baseballs and softballs. Introduced in baseballs in the late '80's, the RIF design features a polyurethane center that makes the ball softer than the traditional yarn wound ball, while keeping the weight, size and liveliness. The balls are used mainly in youth leagues, where safety is of major concern. The technology is now being used in Worth softballs as well. New technology is constantly being developed to revolutionize the softball industry as we know it today.
In 2007, Worth was acquired by Jarden Corporation and is now a division of Rawlings and Jarden Team Sports.
|Approved For||ISA Senior Softball|
|Barrel Diameter||2 1/4|
|Barrel Length||13.5 Inch|
|Color||Black Gold White|
|Deals||Personalization Eligible Bundle and Save Closeout Bats|
|Hitting Style||Power Hitter|
|Softball Bats||Slow Pitch|
|Swing Weight||Slightly End-Loaded|
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