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Wood Bat Creation
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Wood Baseball Bats - Where They're Used
Wood baseball bats are available for all leagues and levels of play. Wood baseball bats embody the true spirit of the game we call baseball. Wooden baseball bats are hand crafted Precision tools used by hitters. These precision crafted maple bats provide the sweet sound of the crack of the bat when good contact is made. Continue Reading...
What is a baseball bat
Baseball bats are as legendary as the game itself. Yet, most people are only aware of the final product which is what hitters use to hit the baseball over the fence, ideally. Baseball players are notorious about their bats with such legends as Ted Williams soaking his bats in alcohol and Babe Ruth’s desire to have pin knots located in the barrel of his bats. Thus, the manufacture of baseball bats is a delicate and time consuming effort. Continue Reading...
Maple Bats: Why Barry Bonds Hit 73 Home Runs
In 2001 Barry Bonds set a Major League Baseball single season home run record by hitting 73 home runs. One of the remarkable aspects of that record setting season was that Bond’s broke with accepted baseball tradition of using an ash bat and used a maple bat instead. Thus began a significant shift in baseball from ash to maple bats in an effort to mimic Barry Bond’s success. Continue Reading...
Softball and Bats
Most people might think that the differences between a baseball bat and a softball bat would be minor or non-existent and in the youth leagues this is largely true since only the smallest bats are employed. However, in the older youth and adult leagues there are significant differences between softball and baseball bats; the most common being that softball bats are almost always fabricated from aluminum as opposed to the many wooden bats found in baseball.Continue Reading...
Hitting with Birch Bats
Swinging and hitting a baseball is a science unto itself. Traditional wood bats have smaller “sweet spots” than aluminum bats which have been in vogue for years with youth and college leagues. The sweet spot is described as the point at which the ball, as it is struck with the bat, attains its maximum exit rate or speed off of the bat.Continue Reading...
Wood and Baseball Bats
The wood that craftsmen use to make base ball bats has changed over the years. The preference of major league hitters tends to cycle through various hard woods as do the general shape and form of the bats. In baseball’s early developmental period and its golden era with players such as Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth the bats were largely crafted from hickory. Hickory bats had the advantage of being extremely hard but were also extremely heavy.Continue Reading...
Traditional wood bats have smaller “sweet spots” than aluminum bats which have been in vogue for years with youth and college leagues. The sweet spot is described as the point at which the ball, as it is struck with the bat, attains its maximum exit rate or speed off of the bat. Robert Elias, in an article regarding baseball bats and baseball bat manufacturing, describes aluminum bats Continue Reading...