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The History of Wood Bats and How They Became the Modern Wood Baseball and Softball Bats

01-23-2017  |  By: X Bats |  (1) Post comment »  |  Read comments »
Back in the 1840s, long before companies began to mass-manufacture Wood bats, players actually had to make their own bats. Working with whatever wood was laying around, whether it was an ax handle or a wagon wheel spoke, these makeshift bats were known as “striker’s sticks.” Over time, the wagon tongue wood became the material of choice for these bats. Using the spokes of freight wagon wheels that were used during the 1800s, the spoke would be shaped into a flat, hitting stick that was tapered at one end to create a grip. Because wagon wheels were mostly made from hickory wood, which is very hard, the bats were long-lasting and didn’t often need to be replaced in the underhanded pitching games that were popular at that time.
 

How to Use Wood Bats as Part of Your Youth Training Program

01-17-2017  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »

While the traditional method of teaching baseball involves the use of metal bats, the fact is that wood bats are the holy grail of baseball, and the use of a wood bat is where every serious ball player wants to end up.

 

Ten Ways to Mark a Special Occasion with a Trophy or Gift Bat

01-17-2017  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »
Baseball is considered by many to be the all-American pastime, and baseball fans are ardent in their devotion to the game and their teams. By the same token, youth across the country are enthralled with playing the game themselves as family and friends cheer them on. Even far into adulthood, players continue to participate in and love the sport as a way to stay fit and active, while pursuing a passion that was likely love at first strike.