Handle whatever comes your way with Big Blue. This variation of the C243, the original large barrel bat, features a high-gloss denim blue finish coupled with blue and red Seamless Decals. As aluminum bats became a part of the game, the demand for large-barreled, thin-handled bats led to the popularity of the C243. A prime weapon of choice for power hitters, it features a slightly end-loaded barrel, distributing more mass in the sweet spot of the barrel.
The 2020 MLB Prime lineup is 135 years in the making. Our team has applied its extensive wood bat knowledge to develop a product that, from knob to cup, is unmatched. Each of the 2020 models feature an easy-to-read knob medallion embedded in the knob that indicates the MLB Prime grade of wood, the species and the length, while the bat name and production date is engraved in the surrounding area. These bats also now feature a Craftsman-Style Cup, created specifically to curb breakage and maintain hardness on contact. To give these bats an unparalleled look and feel, the 2020 MLB Prime bats are all coated with our new EXOPRO finish, which creates a beautiful mirror-like appearance and unmatched level of hardness. Seamless Decals on the center, end and back brands blend into the bat almost as intricately as the grain itself. All in all, the 2020 MLB Prime bats are the finest Louisville Slugger bats created in over a century of craftsmanship.
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- Wood: MLB Maple
- Turning Model: C243
- Swing Weight: Slightly End Loaded (4)
- Features EXOPRO finish - twice as hard as previous ExoArmor finish
- MLB Ink Dot
- Color: Blue Denim
- Seamless Decals
The C243 is the original large barrel bat. As aluminum bats became a part of the game, the demand for large-barreled, thin-handled bats led to the popularity of the C243. Every large barrel turning model since has been a slight modification from this model. It is a '4' (Slightly End Loaded) on the Swing Weight Scale.
This model is made with Maple, which is the species preferred by more than 70 percent of Major League players. Maple bats are known for their surface hardness, unmatched sound and solid feel upon contact. The closed grain structure of the Maple wood lends itself to a more durable surface strength and stiffer feel. It has been stamped with an Ink Dot to indicate the highest quality wood bat, meeting slope-of-grain standards for play in Major League Baseball.
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