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Bell Knob | Medium Handle | Gradual Transition | Big Barrel
33"(-2) - Slightly End Loaded
Want to Swing What the Pros Swing? The Ritchie Bat Co. Show Series are exact models our pros use. Another popular model that has been around for ages is the 271. Used by many major leaguers through the years, the 271 is balanced yet provides necessary homerun power. A great bat for any type of hitter. Another model you just can't go wrong with.
Established in 2014, the Ritchie Bat Company is committed to providing you with the highest quality custom maple and ash bats at the most affordable prices. When you order a Ritchie bat, you are not only receiving top grade wood, but also a one-of-a-kind bat with customization that is unique to you and you alone.
All Ritchie bats are grain compressed (boned) to ensure the hardest hitting surface possible. Every Pro Series maple and birch bat we make is ink dot tested to display the slope of grain and comes from only hand-split billets, meaning that nothing is cut cross grain.
Often, logs that are produced at a sawmill are sawn across the radial and/or tangential slope of grain, weakening the bat and making it vulnerable to dangerous breaks or multiple piece fractures. Because the tangential grain is difficult to see with the naked eye, it is commonly overlooked. When wood is hand-split, it naturally follows the tangential grain instead of forcing the cut with a saw, strengthening the bat and all but removing the chance of a slope of grain failure.
When you receive your order from the Ritchie Bat Company you can rest assured that your bat was made with passion, pride and confidence. We are family owned and operated and will continue to be because we love what we do!
Whether it's BBCOR, USA Baseball, or USSSA Certification - all one-piece wood bats (except bamboo) are allowed for use - with or without the certification markings. This means every bat in our lineup is considered certified, or rather certification not required. Because every one of the above mentioned standards are designed to make a metal bat respond more like a wood bat.
If the standard is make metal bats respond like wood bats - meaning they take away all the benefits of metal bats(ie: exit velocity), but don't give you back any of the benefits of wood (immediate feedback)... Then why would any serious player use anything but wood? Nothing can provide you the immediate feedback that a wood bat gives, both in terms of sound and feel. Miss the sweet spot? Those stinging hands will tell you so! Plus wood bats don't have a trampolining effect, because they aren't hollow. Wood is the only option for players who want to be their best. No matter who your favorite pro player is, there's one thing that's for sure - he swings a wood bat. You should too.