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Louisville Baseball Bats

About Louisville Baseball Bats

In 1884, the first Lousiville slugger bat was made. John A. Hillerich or “Bud” as he was known built a bat for none other than Pete Browning, from the Major league team the Louisville Eclipse, in his father’s wood workshop after seeing Pete break his bat during a game. 


Being an amateur baseball player himself, Bud had crafted some wood for some of his ball teammates and also his own bats. But with Browning who was known as ‘The Louisville Slugger’ working alongside him and giving direction on what he wanted in a bat, the 17-year-old Bud handcrafted the bat that started one of the most iconic brands in baseball history.  


After Browning collected a trio of hits the very next day with his new bat, his teammates all wanted bats from Bud’s father’s shop but his father wasn’t interested. But Bud persisted and after time his father agreed to produce bats. Eleven years after Bud acquired his father’s business, 1905, the company made a changed not just in baseball but also sports marketing by endorsing future Hall of Famer Honus Wagner to use his name on a baseball bat.


Before Wagner, no baseball player had endorsed a bat or any athlete endorse any product or piece of sporting equipment. This continues to this day across all sports as you know. Since signing that first athlete, Louisville Slugger has worked with some of the best ballplayers to ever walk the field, including Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Tony Gwynn, Ken Griffey Jr. and Derek Jeter.


Recently, Louisville Slugger has gone beyond handcrafting bats, creating equipment from batting gloves and helmets to baseball training aids and accessories for ballplayers.


But no matter how much baseball changes, Louisville Slugger carries the same ethos Bud Hillerich carried in 1884 when he chose baseball over stairwells and butter churns. Creating some of the best baseball bats out there to help ball players take their game to the next level.

  

Things to Consider before buying your Louisville baseball bat


There are a few things to consider when buying your Louisville baseball bat to ensure you find the right one for you and how you play the game of baseball. Such as what material of Louisville baseball bat is best for you. Then what size and weight of Louisville baseball bat suits you best and what age or league you are playing in. This is important as some Louisville baseball bats must be approved for certain leagues such as youth leagues, USSSA and also BBCOR leagues.




Our Baseball bat size guide



Player Height (Inches)

Player Weight (lbs)

36-40”

41-44”

45-48”

49-52”

53-56”

57-60”

61-64”

65-68”

69-72”

73”+

<60

26”

27”

28”

29”

29”

29”

29”

30”

31”

31”

61-70

27”

27”

28”

29”

30”

30”

30”

31”

31”

31”

71-80

27”

28”

29”

29”

30”

30”

31”

31”

31”

32”

81-90

27”

28”

29”

29”

30”

30”

31”

32”

32”

32”

91-100

27”

28”

29”

30”

30”

31”

31”

32”

32”

32”

101-110

28”

29”

29”

30”

30”

31”

31”

32”

32”

32”

111-120

28”

29”

29”

30”

30”

31”

31”

32”

32”

33”

121-130

28”

29”

30”

30”

30”

31”

32”

33”

33”

33”

131-140

28”

29”

30”

30”

31”

31”

32”

33”

33”

33”

141-150

29”

29”

30”

30”

31”

31”

32”

33”

33”

33”

151-160

29”

29”

30”

31”

31”

32”

32”

33”

33”

33”

161-170

29”

29”

30”

31”

31”

32”

32”

33”

33”

34”

171-180

29”

29”

30”

31”

31”

32”

33”

33’

34”

34”

181+

30”

30”

31”

31”

32”

32”

33”

33”

34”

34”