• What’s in the Wood? How the Mighty Maple Bat Took Over

    Posted on: July 12, 2019

    Many great things are made from the maple tree: syrup, sugar, Canada…. so why not baseball bats? Apparently that’s the question baseball bat manufacturers asked themselves in the mid-1990s. Sure enough, rock maple baseball bats hit the scene duri...

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  • What’s in the Wood? The Birch Bat That Does It All

    Posted on: July 7, 2019

    If you’ve been following baseball in the past few decades, you are likely familiar with birch bats and their increasing popularity. Birch is a relatively new wood in the market, hitting the scene quick—becoming popular in the early 2000s—and ga...

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  • What’s in the Wood? The Ash Bat Has Staying Power

    Posted on: July 1, 2019

    Thinking about sticking an ash bat in your bag? Before you do, it’s best to make sure that it fits your profile. We love all types of wood bats, but it’s important to understand the benefits of an ash bat versus the other wood types. Ash has been...

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  • Fungo 101: Everything You Need To Know About This Unique Practice Bat

    Posted on: June 21, 2018

    Fungo isn’t just an entertaining name. It’s also an incredibly useful tool for coaches who want a way to make fielding practice more precise and less tiring. If you haven’t used a fungo bat before, this post will tell you everything you need t...

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  • 5 Quick Tips to Sizing a Baseball Bat

    Posted on: April 27, 2018

    At Phoenix Bats, we know the right bat, in the right wood, makes the difference. A big part of the process of selecting the right bat is determining the proper size for yourself or your player. Hitters today have a fair amount of options when it come...

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  • What You Need to Know about 2018 USABat Standards

    Posted on: April 4, 2018

    You’ve probably heard the news from USA Baseball about bat standards for Little League Baseball, AABC, Babe Ruth / Cal Ripken, Dixie, Little League, and PONY leagues, but if you haven’t, you might want to sit down – effective January 1, 2018,...

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  • The History of the Baseball Bat

    Posted on: March 16, 2018

    Phoenix Bats got our start building wooden vintage baseball bats for Columbus vintage ball teams – a passion still found in our woodshop. Recently, we sat down with baseball history expert Tracy Martin to piece together the interesting, and someti...

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