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Baseball Bats Facts - Interesting Tidbits


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The baseball bat is a simple concept but a pretty complicated object. Here are some baseball bats facts to
enlighten you about its interesting history and design.



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The baseball bat is a simple concept but a pretty complicated object. Here are some baseball bats facts to
enlighten you about its interesting history and design. The more you know about baseball bats, the more you
will find yourself in love with this fascinating sport. It's essential to get a grip on the bat's most basic
concepts before you make a buying decision. So, without further ado, here are some interesting baseball bats
facts:


A baseball bat is essentially a smooth “rod” that the batter uses to hit the ball thrown by the pitcher,
signaling the other players to run around the bases and ultimately try and score a homerun. The thickest part
of the bat, the part that is supposed to hit the ball, is called the “barrel” and the best part of the “barrel” for
hitting the ball is called the “sweet spot.” The barrel ultimately gets thinner and thinner until it forms into
the handle. On metal bats, rubber may wind around the handle for good grip. The “knob” is at the very
opposite end of the barrel's tip and helps a batter to hang onto the bat so that it doesn't fly away! Think about
this before purchasing that cheap bat that no one else seems to care for.


In the early days of baseball, younger players were most prevalent and the majority of bats were handmade,
so sizes and shapes varied wildly. But as baseball became more of an official, regulated sport, so did the
baseball bats. In 1859, rules were made about the diameter of the bat, and to this day every kind of league
has their own individual rules. Therefore, be sure you are clear on your league's rules on baseball bat
measurements. Although all bats look very similar to each other, there are minuscule differences that are not
obvious to the human eye. I hope these historic baseball bats facts were useful!




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