If your bat has the size stamped into the knob such as 34 for a 34 inch bat, it is a store model bat. Other examples of an inch mark would be single digit numbers; 3, 4, 5, would be 33 inch, 34 inch, and 35 inch. Little League bats will use higher numbers; 8, 9, 0, indicating 28 inch, 29 inch, and 30 inch.
What do the numbers on a bat mean?
Always a minus number, it refers to the weight of the bat. Also referred to as the bat drop or the bats length to weight ratio. So a 33 inch bat that is -3 weighs 30 ounces. For example, if a bat weighs 29 ounces and is 32 inches long, it is said to be minus 3 (29 - 32 = -3).
What is the article number on a Louisville Slugger bat?
The bat in our collection is number 17 out of 5,000. Army. It was made in Louisville, KY and it was given to my husband when he was a kid at a baseball game. Browning told his teammates, which began a surge of professional ball players to the Hillerich woodworking shop.
What does Louisville Slugger Powerized mean?
If your bat reads Flame tempered it is a store model bat. Powerized is used on higher grade bats, and professional models.
How do I know if my bat is too heavy?
Another very simple test that anyone can do is to hold the bat out straight. If right-handed, use right hand to hold the bat straight out, parallel to the ground. If he cant easily hold it in this position for 20 seconds, its too heavy.
Did Barry Bonds use a 32 inch bat?
Tony Gwynn, who won 7 National League Batting titles, and Barry Bonds both swung a 32-1/2″ bat.