# What does the number on the knob of a bat mean?

## What does the number on the knob of a bat mean?

Always a minus number, it refers to the weight of the bat. Take the length of the bat and subtract the minus number and that is the weight. So a 33 inch bat that is -3 weighs 30 ounces. For example, if a bat weighs 29 ounces and is 32 inches long, it is said to be minus 3 (29 – 32 = -3).

## Is the Louisville Slugger select end loaded?

The Select PWR has just the right amount of end loaded swing weight to allow the hitter to maximize torque as well as barrel velocity. The Select PWR BBCOR is not as end loaded as other two piece BBCOR bats, which gives the hitter a much better feel and control through the zone with each and every swing.

What does the drop in a bat mean?

• The drop is the difference between the length of the bat and the weight of the bat. For. example if a bat is 30 in. long and weighs 20 oz. then the drop is 10.

What is a drop three bat?

Drop 3 baseball bats are the required bats for high school and college play. To start, the term drop 3 refers to the weight to length ratio of the bat. To explain, if a bat is 31 inches in length then it will weigh 28 ounces.

### What does minus 11 mean on a bat?

A -11 drop means that the bat is 11 ounces lighter then the length of the bat. In our bat, the 30 inch bat would weigh 19 ounces (-11), and so on. The higher the weight drop, the lighter the bat. For example, a baseball bat with a -11 weight drop would be lighter than a bat with a -3 weight drop.

### Where are the model numbers on a Louisville Slugger bat?

In 1976 Louisville Slugger moved the Model numbers from the knob to the barrel, and placed after “Genuine” on professional model bats. If your bat has the size stamped into the knob such as 34 for a 34 inch bat, it is a store model bat. Other examples of an inch mark would be single digit numbers; 3, 4, 5, would be 33 inch, 34 inch, and 35 inch.

When did Louisville Slugger change the model number to DJ2?

In it’s place the bat was renamed DJ2 in honor of Jeter. In 1976 Louisville Slugger moved the Model numbers from the knob to the barrel, and placed after “Genuine” on professional model bats. If your bat has the size stamped into the knob such as 34 for a 34 inch bat, it is a store model bat.

How many endorsements did Louisville Slugger have in 1932?

By 1932 The list of player endorsements grew to about 747, as listed in this 1932 Louisville Slugger Catalog. Signature model retail bats were supplied in assorted lengths and an inch mark was stamped into the knob. “Inch Mark” is a term used with baseball bats referring to the number stamped into the knob of the bat indicating the length.

## What does the Powerized process on a Louisville Slugger do?

The Powerized” process is to harden the surface of the bat much like the bone rubbed finish of the 1920’s. A 1938 Louisville Slugger ad states: “‘Powerizing’ is a treatment by a special patented process that reduces chipping and peeling to a minimum, increasing the driving of the bat and prolongs it’s life” Hand Boned Rubbed Trade-Mark Stamp.