Since the late 1800s, Louisville Slugger has been a household name and after 120 years, Louisville Slugger is still going strong. Baseball is still a popular sport and legends like Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Nolan Ryan, and Cal Ripken Jr., swinging those Louisville Sluggers keep the popularity where it is.
Bud Hillerich crafted the very first Louisville Slugger for Pete Browning. That was 120 years ago. By 1923, Louisville Slugger was selling more baseball bats than any other maker in the industry. Today, Louisville Slugger has sold more than 100, 000, 000 baseball bats.
So, I am looking to buy my team some new equipment. New baseball bats to be specific. So what are the top baseball bats?
According to various online reviews, the following are listed as the Top 5 Louisville Slugger Baseball Bats:
- TPX EXOGRID 2 BBCOR: BB12EX2 Adult
This bat features a -3 length to weight ratio and a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter with a 31/32 inch tapered handle. It is AC21 Scandium Alloy and BBCOR Certified (approved for high school and colligate play). There is a carbon composite insert in handle and it has EXOGRID bi/fusion technology. There is an internal carbon composite sleeve, pro cup endcap and synthetic grip.
- TPX Omaha BBCOR:BB126 Adult
This bat features a -3 length to weight ratio and a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter with a 31/32 inch tapered handle. It has the BBCOR certification pro cup endcap and synthetic grip. It is made from ST+20 Alloy.
- TPX Omaha: SL126XL Senior League
This bat features -10 length to weight ratio and a 2 ¾ inch barrel diameter with a 7/8 inch tapered handle. This bat has the USSSA 1.15 Stamp. It also has a pro cup endcap and synthetic grip. It is composed of ST+20 Alloy.
- TPX Z-1000: SL12Z Senior League
This bat features a BPF 1.15, -12 length to weight ratio and a 2 5/8 inch carrel diameter with a 31/32 inch tapered handle. It has an iST composite connection. The S1 iD technology allows maximum performance from swing 1. This bat has the Louisville Slugger end cap and synthetic grip. It is LS-2X composite.
- 2013 Louisville Slugger TPX Omaha XL: SL126XL Senior League
This bat features a -10 length to weight ratio, 2 ¾ inch barrel diameter with a 7/8 inch tapered handle. It has the USSSA 1.15 BPF Stamp. It has a synthetic grip and two-color end cap. This bat is one piece ST+20 alloy design.
While these seem to be the most popular, there are quite a few different Louisville Slugger baseball bats online to choose from. It all depends on what you are looking for in a bat, such as how far you want the ball to go or how much of a ‘pop’ sound you want the bat to have when it hits the ball. Also the size and weight of the bat will play a role in your swing speed, so this can be a big differentiator as well. The key is try out several of your top choices at batting practice or in the batting cages. Once you have made your decision, check out several websites online to find the best pricing on your new Louisville Slugger. Hopefully, one of these bats will help you send a few more balls over the fence.
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