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What is a Pro Select?

Pro Selects are one of our most asked for Sam Bats, but what are they? A few years ago the Sam Bat Team was brainstorming and I put forth the name Pro Select for one of our bat segments. Now this name has stuck and been copied across the bat industry!  This really goes to show you never know what impact you are going to have. A SAM BAT Pro Select is a bat that was made for an actual Pro order during the year. Pro Orders are very exact. Barry Bonds for example swung a 34 inch 31.8 ounce...


Year of the MMO

The MMO has been around since the very early days of SAM BAT and has always been one of our most popular models. It has hovered consistently in the 4th or 5th bat position overall. Staff always wondered why it was not chosen more. Many thought that this model did not get the attention that it deserved.    After 21 years the MMO has really taken off! It was a slow build, everyone here on staff thought it was cool, first one order, then another and another. By year end it was our most popular model across the board! The MMO...


Why Sam Chose Maple!

Continued from our previous blog post! WHY DID SAM CHOOSE MAPLE? When Sam was first tasked to find a better wood than ash for baseball bats by then Rockies scout Bill McKenzie, he wasn’t quite sure what wood could be better. He was great at working with wood and knew the different characteristics of a lot of wood, but had never tried to make a baseball bat. Sam spent countless hours in the library researching different types of wood from oak, to hickory, to beech, to walnut, and finally to maple.  You cannot just use any type of wood to...


How the first approved maple baseball bat was born…..the SAM BAT!

SAM BAT – The setting and the Bar Challenge, Mayflower Pub How the first approved maple baseball bat was born….. Sam Holman was strolling down Elgin Street on the way to his favorite spot the Mayflower Pub for a pint of Creemore Springs Ale. It was a cold spring day in 1996 and he pulled the collar of his windbreaker up which covered his well-worn signature overalls and a T shirt. He was tired, the day hadn’t quite gone as planned.  Heading around to the back to where the regulars entered, he pulled open the heavy carved wood door. The...


Players' Weekend

 https://sambat.com/collections/custom-bats Now in it's second year in 2018, Players' Weekend allows the Pros to show their colors and use paint designs that are not normally allowed on the field.  Last year we chose to highlight and honor our player's home countries:     Our Sam Bat Team were thrilled when one of our bats used by Jose Altuve was featured in the New York Times!   This year, we have taken the country design a step further. Like most great design it was the result of a number of our staff putting their heads together. And like most things, some of...


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