Louisville Slugger Overview
When Louisville Eclipse’s (now the Louisville Colonels) own Pete Browning broke his bat during a game, onlooker “Bud” Hillerich decided to make him a new one out of his father’s shop. With advice from Browning, Hillerich created the first baseball bat of what was going to be a long career in 1884.
Browning spread the word and baseball players flocked to Hillerich’s shop. When Hillerich took over the shop from his father in 1894, he renamed it Louisville Slugger. To this day, Louisville Slugger baseball bats continue to enjoy the exalted status as one of the most iconic brands in the game.
Louisville Slugger uses their patented Tru3 Technology, which is the first ever three-piece bat technology that drastically reduces vibrations on ball contact while also giving a boost to swinging power. Also, more recently, is the iST Technology, which takes a more solid approach to batting. The barrel and handle are joined together tightly to increase the power of the batter’s swing and provide a “larger sweet spot.”
Louisville Slugger bats have been used by historic legends like Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron. Today, more professional baseball players use Louisville Slugger bats than any other brand.
Their bat prices range from $19.99 to $399.99.
Louisville Slugger Bat Directory
2015 Louisville Slugger Wood Bats
- MLB Authentic Cut Ash, $79.99
- MLB Authentic Cut Birch, $89.99
- MLB Authentic Cut Maple, $89.99
- MLB Authentic Cut Maple C271, $89.99
- MLB Authentic Cut Maple I13, $89.99
- MLB Prime Maple C271, $119.99
- MLB Prime Maple M110, $119.99
- Pro Stock Ash C243, $49.99
- Pro Stock Ash C271, $49.99
- Pro Stock Ash M110, $49.99
- Pro Stock Lite Ash C243, $49.99
- Pro Stock Lite Ash C271, $49.99
- Pro Stock Lite Ash T141, $49.99
- Hard Maple C271, $49.99
- Hard Maple M110, $49.99
- 125 Ash, $39.99
- 180 Ash, $29.99
2015 Louisville Slugger Metal/Composite Bats
- Fungo, $49.99
- Omaha 516, $99.99 – 199.99
- Prime 916, $349.99 – 399.99 (Read our review)
- Select 715, $249.99
- Select 716, $179.99 – 299.99
- Vapor, $69.99 – 99.99
- Catalyst, $99.99 – 199.99
- Armor, $49.99
- Diva, $29.99
- LXT Plus, $349.99
- Quest, $49.99
- X12, $199.99
- Xeno PLUS, $299.99
- Super Z ASA Balanced, $299.99
- Super Z ASA End Load, $299.99
- Super Z USSSA Balanced, $299.99
- Super Z USSSA End Load, $299.99
- Z-4000 ASA Balanced, $299.99
- Z-4000 ASA End Load, $299.99
- Z-4000 USSSA Balanced, $299.99
- Z-4000 USSSA End Load, $299.99
- Z-4000 USSSA Power Load Backman Shoppe, $299.99
For last year’s and previous years’ models, check out our Louisville Slugger Baseball Bats archive.
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Louisville Slugger Bats Return Policy
Louisville Slugger bats can be returned within 30 days of purchase. A 1 year warranty is also offered on their bats.
For the full return policy, check out the Louisville Slugger Bats Return Policy Page.
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