Model Length* Drop Weight** Handle Handle Type Eras Barrel Barrel Size & Weight Distribution
JT 30", 31", 33", 35" -4 1 1/16" Thin straight handle into enough knob to catch your hand 1850's - 1860's 2 1/4" Well balanced,lightest weight makes it most popular. Includes youth size.
FB 36" -2 1 1/8" Little thicker in the handle than JT with a thicker knob 1850's - 1860's 2 1/2" Slightly barrel weighted but thicker throughout so not too top heavy.
DF 31", 33.5", 35" -3 1 1/16" Thin handle flares out at end without knob to catch hand 1850's - 1860's Just over 2 3/8" Very balanced as thinner handle gets balance help from flared end.
Mule 36.5" -2.5 just over 1 1/8"
Tad thicker handle flares at end into enough knob to catch hand
1850's - 1860's
Just under 2 1/2" Despite its length, can generate a fair amount of bat speed.
RB75 36.5" -0.5 just under 1 1/8" Long straight handle flares a little into knob enough to catch hand 1860's - 1870's Just under 2 1/2" Long barrel & long thinner handle make it top heavy. Feels big .
NY Model 36" -2 just over 1 1/8" Thin handle goes straight in to 1/2 knob, enough to rest hand on mid 1870's Just under 2 1/2" Doesn't stay at max diameter long, but stays thick from there to knob.
Mutual BBC 37" -1 1 1/8" Steady taper from handle in to flat bottom knob, to rest hand on mid 1870's 2 1/2" Steady taper starts at barrel end, where thickest. Barrel weighted.
AA84 34.5" +2 1 1/3" Big, thickest handle with just enough knob to catch hand on 1870's - 1880's 2 5/8" Big diameter barrel, coupled with thick handle, make it for the bomber.
Burlingame 35" zero just under 1 1/4" Thicker handle very slightly flares in to knob to catch hand mid 1880's Just under 2 1/2" Smaller barrel diameter with smaller handle = nice balance for weight.
AA87 37" +3 1 1/4" Fairly straight handle, but still thick in to knob to catch hand mid 1880's - 1890's Just over 2 5/8" Biggest diameter, long barrel make it heaviest, so for strongest ballist.
Mushroom 34" +1 1 1/4" Thicker handle flares at end into elongated knob for balance 1906 Just over 2 1/4" One of longest barrels, but not thick,offset by knob for avg balance.
Ball Balance 34" +1 1 1/4" Shorter, thick handle into large ball-shaped knob to rest hand on 1904 2 1/4" Similar to Mushroom: heavy barrel
counter-balanced by big knob.
Lajoie 35" 0 1 1/2" with 1 1/4" double knob Thick handle goes into double knob to force you to choke up 1909 2 3/8" Long barrel for heavy bat feel, offset
by 2nd knob forcing you to choke up.
Shoeless 36" +4 to +8 1 1/3" Fairly straight but thick knob into full knob to rest hand on 1910s 2 1/2" Like AA87, it's big all-over. Large, long & barrel heavy. Not for the weak!
R1 Robinson 34" +1 just over 1 1/8" Straight, medium-sized handle in to knob to catch hand 1940s Almost 2 1/2" Moderate barrel & handle size/length for balance/durability. Jackie R bat
BR714 Ruth 35" +5 1" Traditional thick handle but wider knob 1920s 2 3/5"" Large diameter barrel, end-weighted & thick throughout. Ruth bat
G2130 Gehrig 35" +3 just over 1" Thinner handle but still thicker than modern, smaller knob 1920s-1930s Just over 2 1/2"" Large barrel tapers quickly to handle. Gehrig bat
Wonderboy 34" -2 to -1 1" Thick throughout like modern F110 with knob like Ruth 1930s 2 3/5"" Larger barrel but balanced. Made famous in "The Natural"
Savoy Special 34" -2 to -1 just over 1" Thicker handle similar in shape to Ruth bat 1930s just over 2 3/5"" Over-sized barrel, more top heavy than Wonderboy. From "The Natural".
M7 Mantle 34" -1 1" Thicker modern handle easier to swing than Maris 1950s 2 3/5" Larger, over-sized barrel but balanced. Mantle's specs.
M61 Maris 34" 0 just over 1" Thick all the way through, similar to Ruth 1950s just over 2 3/5"" Big barrel feels more top heavy. Maris' model.

* Barrel end is flat across on 36"+ bats

** Length of bat less drop weight equals approximate weight, in ounces. Ex: a 36", +1 drop weight bat = 37 ounces. A 35" -3 drop weight bat = 32 ounces

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