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10 Best Yogi Berra Quotes

Posted by JustBats.com on Jul 9, 2018 3:46:43 PM

Lawrence Peter Berra was born on May 12th, 1925 in St. Louis, MO. Berra began playing baseball in local American Legion leagues where he learned to throw and catch. While playing in American Legion, he received the nickname “Yogi” from his friend Jack Maguire. Jack thought Berra resembled a Hindu Yogi whenever he sat around with arms and legs crossed waiting to bat or after games if they lost. It’s safe to say, the nickname stuck.

From that point on, the legend of Yogi Berra began. Yogi played 19 seasons in the MLB, he was an 18-time All-Star and won 10 World Series Championships as a player. He is considered to be one of the greatest catchers to ever play the game and was elected into Cooperstown in 1972. However, with all that being said, Yogi Berra is better known for his unique spin on the English language. The wordsmith dished out some memorable quotes throughout his career, so JustBats.com takes a look at the ten best.

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Topics: Lists

Why Cork A Baseball Bat?

Posted by JustBats.com on Jul 3, 2018 10:00:05 AM

MLB Rule 6.06(d) states that a batter is out for illegal action when he uses a bat that, in the umpire's judgment, has been altered.

Wooden bats don't have a lot of variances. Because of that, the slightest change can create a large competitive advantage for a player. JustBats.com examines why past players have opted to break rules and cork a baseball bat.

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Topics: Wood Bats, Bat Rules & Regulations

5 Best 2018 Drop 3 Bats

Posted by JustBats.com on Jul 2, 2018 3:05:44 PM

Weight drop is how some players describe a bat's size. It's the difference between the length of the bat (in inches) and the weight of the bat.

For most collegiate and high school approved baseball bats, the drop weight is almost always 3. As these are popular bats, JustBats.com reviews the five (5) best 2018 drop 3 bats.

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Topics: BBCOR Bats, Baseball Bats

What Is Bobby Bonilla Day?

Posted by JustBats.com on Jun 27, 2018 8:45:54 AM

Celebrate the holiday that keeps on giving to a one-time New York Mets outfielder. Huh?

If you're a baseball fan, you've probably heard about Bobby Bonilla Day. But, do you actually know what it means? Do you know when the day is? Why is it a thing? JustBats.com answers why July 1 is a day to cherish Bobby Bonilla.

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Topics: MLB

Bat Review: 2019 Louisville Slugger LXT Fastpitch Bat

Posted by JustBats.com on Jun 25, 2018 9:39:35 PM

Louisville Slugger re-engineered the popular Xeno softball bat in 2014. The result? The LXT, which provided more pop and even better (and more balanced) feel.

Now, for 2019, Louisville Slugger is celebrating their sixth year of the fan favorite LXT fastpitch bats. JustBats.com details the four (4) 2019 Louisville Slugger LXT fastpitch bats and their benefits for the softball player.

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Topics: Fastpitch Bats, Vendors / Brands

6 Baseball Bats Seen At 2018 College World Series

Posted by JustBats.com on Jun 20, 2018 1:31:13 PM

Thanks to strong local and influential business folks, as well as a community that embraces the tradition, Omaha, Nebraska has been home to the College World Series since 1950.

Omaha has become synonymous with collegiate baseball. Every June the best college teams compete for the championship, and--recently--bat manufacturers have used the event as a showcase for new baseball bats. JustBats.com has taken note, so here are six (6) baseball bats seen at the 2018 College World Series that have us excited.

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Topics: BBCOR Bats

Why Is A Strikeout In Baseball Called A K?

Posted by JustBats.com on Jun 18, 2018 2:23:13 PM

K is the 11th letter of the alphabet. It's also a popular letter for pitchers.

Do you know what a strikeout in baseball is called a 'K'? Our JustBats.com team is here to help inform you and knock this answer out of the park.

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Topics: Uncategorized

What Are The Best 2018 Louisville Slugger Bats?

Posted by JustBats.com on Jun 13, 2018 11:27:43 AM

The #1 name in baseball is Louisville Slugger. And, for good reason.

Louisville Slugger is the official bat of Major League Baseball, has a 130+ year storied history, and still crafts some of the best bats in the game. Each year, the company creates baseball bats and softball bats for each age and category. JustBats.com reviews some of the best 2018 Louisville Slugger bats based on player feedback.

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Topics: Vendors / Brands

3 Best ASA Slowpitch Bats 2018

Posted by JustBats.com on Jun 11, 2018 2:38:00 PM

Fun fact: the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) established the first unified set of rules for softball. Despite being formed in 1933, ASA was recognized as the National Governing body of softball by the United States Olympic Committee in 1978.

Such honors have led to ASA presiding over 87 local associations, as well as countless leagues and sanctioned tournaments. Naturally, these slowpitch players need an approved ASA bat. That's why JustBats.com collected feedback from players and customers to provide the three (3) best ASA slowpitch bats 2018 edition.

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Topics: Slow Pitch Bats, Softball Bats

New Feature: Bat Personalization

Posted by JustBats.com on Jun 6, 2018 2:42:18 PM

When you step up to the plate, you should stand out, right?

For years, customers and players have asked us for the ability to customize their baseball bat or softball bat at an affordable price. Custom bat builders -- such as DeMarini's and Louisville Slugger's -- provide a personalized bat, but at a premium cost. Now, learn about what we provide at JustBats.com at an affordable price.

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Topics: JustBats.com Exclusives