Wood Baseball Bats Versus Aluminum Baseball Bats

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Whether you are part of the Little Leaguers, Senior Leaguers, college
student’s league or professionals, when it comes to baseball, the big
questions that pops up is what kind of baseball bat you will use. And, if
you really are a baseball player, you definitely know that the discussion
is between aluminum bats and wood baseball bats.

One important piece of information you should know is that, in softball,
little and senior league and college baseball, most of the bats ar...


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Whether you are part of the Little Leaguers, Senior Leaguers, college
student’s league or professionals, when it comes to baseball, the big
questions that pops up is what kind of baseball bat you will use. And, if
you really are a baseball player, you definitely know that the discussion
is between aluminum bats and wood baseball bats.

One important piece of information you should know is that, in softball,
little and senior league and college baseball, most of the bats are made
up of aluminum. And yet, when it comes to professional baseball, players
say that wood baseball bats are a must. You are now probably wondering
what you should choose between these two baseball bat types. And that is
why we are here, to discuss the pros and the cons of each type.

Nowadays, baseball bats can be purchased for as low as $25, but you can
also buy more expensive $500 bats. A professional player will not choose
a bat according to its price, and it all boils down to how he “feels” it.
In the professional league, only wood bats are used, and Major League
Baseball does not even allow corked bats. Most of the bats are made of
ash, but maple, bamboo and hickory are also choices for baseball bats.
Lately, more and more players gave up to hickory bats, as they are much
heavier than the rest of the woods. Many are now opting for maple bats.
Maple baseball bats are increasingly more popular because of its hardness
and durability.

Some players also say that they prefer wood baseball bats because of the
traditional look and feel. The sound made when the bat hits the ball is
vastly different. They say a “crack” sounds way better than the “ping”
sound of an aluminum bats hitting the ball.

But aluminum baseball bats are very popular too. They are often seen in
all the different baseball leagues, except the professional ones. Why is
this? Well, simply because a ball hit with an aluminum bat gets more
speed. But this is a positive thing you might say. In fact things are not
exactly like that. Due to the fact that they are lighter, a greater
distance of the ball can now be achieved with less batter strength. And
due to that, several players were injured. Due to the fierceness of the
rebound of the aluminum bat, the reaction time of the pitchers is
smaller. To prove this, in 1970, when aluminum baseball bats were firstly
introduced, the batting average rose 30 points, and home run hits
doubled. The game is simply not the same with lighter bats made from
aluminum or other materials.

Overall though, buying a baseball bat is a personal decision. You'll
definitely want to go with a baseball bat manufacturer that offers lots
of customization so you can build the baseball bat most suitable to your
size, weight, height and strength. Many also prefer to choose their
colors and add a signature but few bat manufacturers allow such
customization and personalization due to manufacturing cost factors. So
if you are not a professional baseball player, you simply choose the
baseball bat that suits you best.

				
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