Louisville Slugger is the Official Bat of Major League Baseball.
In the major leagues, Louisville Slugger bats are used by over 60 percent of all players, including the game's best hitters like Josh Hamilton, Dustin Pedroia, and Derek Jeter.
Compared to the great sluggers of yesteryear, today's pros use more lightweight bats with thinner handles. Approximately 40 percent of the players using Louisville Slugger bats have the bats cup balanced, which means up to three-quarters of an ounce of wood is scooped out of the end of the barrel, to make the bat lighter. Lighter bats help today's pros swing faster and send the ball further.
About half of today’s major league bats are made from northern white ash, the other half from maple.
Louisville Slugger Guys!
Watch some of today's top pros talk about why they swing Louisville Sluggers.
Derek Jeter—Louisville Slugger Guy!
Josh Hamilton—Louisville Slugger Guy!
Brandon Phillips—Louisville Slugger Guy!