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Category: <span>baseball bats</span>

Our most popular post now and for the last couple of seasons has been our “Top 3 Bat Brands Swung by MLB Stars” post.  We did that post in 2013, and its time for a much needed follow-up. A few words about the chart: Its not scientific. Our research is […]

It wasn’t the first maple bat used in major league baseball, but it is the most important.  Barry Bonds’ 2K1 from Sam Bat, for better or worse, ushered in the most radical change to the game of baseball since the introduction of the aluminum bat. In hitting, business and life, timing […]

UPDATE: THIS IS AN ARTICLE FROM 2013.  CLICK ON EACH OF THE FOLLOWING YEARS FOR A REPORT ON THAT CATEGORY FOR THAT SEASON: 2018 BATS | GLOVES | CLEATS 2017 BATS | GLOVES | CATCHER’S GEAR AND MITTS 2012-2016 MLB ALL STAR GAME BAT USAGE 2015 BATS | GLOVES | […]

In 1996, Fernando Seguignol of the AAA Ottawa Lynx hit a homerun that would change the course of baseball history.  Seguignol, according to Sam Holman, the maker of the now famous Sam Bat, was the first player to homer with a Maple bat.  In the next season, Joe Carter became […]

Who is baseball’s all-time hits leader? If you said Pete Rose, you’re wrong. No man in the sport’s history can claim as many knocks (or subsequent mound visits) as our guest today, Jack Hillerich III, Louisville Slugger’s former CEO and current Chairman of the Board. From 1969 until 2001, Jack […]

WPW recently had the chance to sit down with some of the key players at Hillerich and Bradsby AKA Louisville Slugger, one of the greatest, most enduring companies in not only sports, but American history.  They turned their first bat in 1884, and have been at the pinnacle of America’s […]

  Bat Louisville Slugger R219 Ash (34 inch/31 oz, cupped) Crawford has been swinging a Louisville Slugger R219 Ash most recently (below).  He’s also been known to swing the Marucci RB15 that you see above.  Both models are custom-turned for the player, but you can check out Louisville’s Prime Ash […]

“Mike had to work on stuff that didn’t come naturally to him, more so than other catchers who maybe do it more naturally.” –Mike Scioscia (skip to 3 minutes for the stuff Mike Napoli decided to work on in the 2011 playoffs while Scioscia worked on his golf game) Treat this […]

By Andrew Houghton For every Chandler or Marucci with a storybook rise to the top of the bat-making game, there are dozens of small manufacturers all across the country fighting to do the same.  Beltway Bats in Arlington, Virginia is one of these fledgling companies, grinding away at the lathe, […]

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