• What Causes A Wooden Baseball Bat to Break

    Posted on: September 28, 2015

    You take a mighty cut, and you end up with only a handle in your batting gloves. It’s hard to hit with authority when your bat breaks. So, how can you avoid splintering your wood bat? Here’s a brief rundown of what causes bats to break and how to...

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  • The 10 Greatest Defensive Baseball Plays Of All Time

    Posted on: June 17, 2015

    Every year, we see new spectacular plays from the defensive maestros of Major League Baseball. As exciting as any homerun, an amazing defensive play will get crowds roaring. When those plays come at key moments in big games, the feats become legenda...

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  • 4 Great Occasions to Gift a Trophy Bat

    Posted on: April 28, 2015

      Wood trophy bats are the do-it-all gift for any occasion. From surprising your budding baseball or softball all-star, to impressing your boss or coworkers, wood trophy bats come in all shapes and sizes, and can be personalized with engraved m...

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  • How to Shape the Best Wood Bats

    Posted on: March 30, 2015

    The wooden baseball bat is one of the most iconic objects in the world of sports. It is, and has been, the slugging tool of choice for legendary professional batters throughout the history of baseball. The appearance of the baseball bat is as simple...

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  • The Baseball Shoe: How the Invention of Cleats Changed the Game

    Posted on: January 26, 2015

    It's rare that increased safety and competitive advantage would result from the same innovation. The introduction of baseball cleats in the 19th century did just that. A stable grip on grass and dirt while running the bases or fielding a ball can me...

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  • The True Story Behind The First Catcher's Mitt

    Posted on: December 29, 2014

    The first baseball players didn’t field with gloves. They used their bare, unguarded hands to field and catch screaming balls from hitters, fielders and pitchers. When asked about this style of barehanded ball, Hall of Famer Cap Anderson famously ...

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  • The History of the Wooden Baseball Bat - From Stick to Slugging Machine

    Posted on: October 29, 2014

    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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