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Best Wood Baseball Bats

Updated November 2018
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  • 125 Consumers Consulted
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    We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

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    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.

    Wood baseball bats aren’t used as often as they once were in youth and adult recreational leagues. But some players still prefer the feel and sound of a baseball striking a wood bat. If your league allows you to use wooden bats, finding just the right model is important. Wood bats most commonly are made from ash, birch, or maple. Hitters like ash bats when they’re seeking a lightweight, flexible type of wood baseball bat. It almost creates a trampoline effect for the ball. Wood baseball bats made from maple are extremely stiff and durable. Maple bats also yield a bit more power because the wood is so dense. Birch bats tend to fit between maple and ash in terms of density and flexibility.

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      Editorial Manager
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      Senior Editor

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