Wooden Bats. By Brad Gall. Maple Trees. The scientific name for the tree in which maple bats are from is the Acer saccharum . Maple trees have to be the right thickness to get the optimum number of bats per tree.
By Brad Gall
Once you have selected the trees, most companies use a horse so that they can drag the trees out of the forest. Once out of the forest the trees can be loaded onto a truck that carries about 50+ trees at a time to a refinery.
In the hickory trees they have to be hand selected to also get the best number of bats per tree.
The scientific for the hickory tree used most for wooden baseball bats is Carya tomentosa.
There is really no wood that goes into a Composite bat. I know this is shocking to hear because we consider it a wooden bat.
The Core of the Bat is a plastic foam core that absorbs shock to help the batter and protect the batter’s hands from stinging after hitting a ball.
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