The baseball bat : from trees to the major leagues, 19th century to today (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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The baseball bat : from trees to the major leagues, 19th century to today

Author: Stephen Bratkovich
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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""Why do modern-day sluggers like Aaron Judge prefer maple bats over the traditional ash bats swung by Ted Williams and others? Why did the surge of broken bats in the early 21st century create a crisis for Major League Baseball and what steps were taken to address the issue? Are different woods being considered by players and manufacturers? Do insects, disease and climate change pose a problem long-term? These and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Bratkovich
ISBN: 9781476679280 1476679282
OCLC Number: 1157350752
Description: ix, 198 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Major League Origins --
The Bats--They Keep Changing! --
Bat Makers Up to World War II --
Bat Makers from World War II to Boutique --
Wood Properties and Features and Their Relationship to Bats --
Bat Breakage --
U.S. Forests --
Killer Pests --
Tree to Billet --
Billet to Bat --
The Future of the Bat in Major League Baseball --
Appendix: Pine Tar and Rosin.
Responsibility: Stephen M. Bratkovich.

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Why do modern-day sluggers prefer maple bats over the traditional ash bats? Why did the surge of broken bats in the early 21st century create a crisis for Major League Baseball? Are different woods  Read more...

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