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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...


Sam Bat Wishlist!

Introducing the SAM BAT Wishlist!Click the heart beside the product name to quickly add to your Wishlist!Share with friends or family, or remember products for next time!Only at www.sambat.com


Why Are Some Maple Baseball Bats More Expensive?

This is a question at SAM BAT we get every day and frankly it is a great question! Many people think these  maple bats must be ‘better’ or give you some advantage. When Sam created the first pro approved maple bat back in 1997, changing the bat industry, he did a lot of research on the properties of maple. Wood is a natural biomaterial. Mother Nature does not make two maple trees exactly the same. Even within each maple tree there is variation, they may be similar but not exactly the same. Every piece of wood is not the same...


Great message from a terrific customer...

Lee on our staff received this great message this morning. As he said "what a great start to the day". I passed it on to Barry Bonds..... Message:Back in 2002 I was 14 years old and my mom bought two bats from you. I remember it vividly, I searched the early internet for the exact bat Mr. Barry Bonds used. After much research I discovered your remarkable baseball bat. This was also back in the day when you had to hand fill out the order and call in.I just wanted to say thank you for providing such an awesome baseball...