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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...


Youth Models

Now that we understand what the new USA Bat Regulations mean…….. let’s take a look at the different models that may be best for the young superstar! DROP 5 SERIES The Drop 5 Series is the perfect option for those who want to start swinging wood. At a full drop 5 length to weight ratio, they are all easy swinging bats. If you need a larger barrel but are not quite ready for a full size adult bat, these are the models for you. A great transition bats from Little League. The Drop 5 series Sam Bats offer a larger...


What do the New USA Bat Regulations Mean For You?

The new USA Bat Regulations for youth players has caused some confusion when it comes to what is eligible and what is not. Youth bats may now have up to a 2 5/8 barrel, up drastically from the 2 1/4 in previous years. However, the 2 5/8 is a max and the barrel can still be smaller. When it comes to wood bats the regulations are simple. Any single piece bat is automatically allowed and does not need a USA Bat logo. Since all our bats, even our Little League CD1 and DROP 5 Series, are made from a single piece...


What is a Cup?

What is a cup in a bat and what is the purpose? At SAM BAT, our patented cup can make all the difference in having confidence at the plate. Unlike most companies, who just have 2 cupping options, we have 3; the no cup, half cup, and full cup.     The No Cup The No Cup means that there is no indentation at the end of the barrel, only a very small recess as can be seen from the photo. Our “no cup” bats are not completely flat. There are a few common misconceptions about the ‘no cup’ and...


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