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Crack of the Bat is a comprehensive and entertaining look at the most famous icon in the history of baseball, the "Louisville Slugger" bat. It includes the evolution of bats from pioneer wagon tongues to the sleek aluminum models of today. It examines the amazing physics involved in hitting a baseball, where .003 seconds means the difference between a home run and a foul ball. It tells the fascinating history of the still family-owned Hillerich & Bradsby Company, which in just 80 years went from making butter churns to ...

Crack of the Bat: The Louisville Slugger Story 2002, Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN-13: 9781582614342

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Crack of the Bat: The Louisville Slugger Story 2000, Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN-13: 9781583820124