The C243 is the original large barrel bat. As aluminum bats became a part of the game, the demand for large-barreled, thin-handled bats led to the popularity of the C243. Every large barrel turning model since has been a slight modification from this model. It is a '4' (Slightly End Loaded) on the Swing Weight Scale.
Birch is considered a relatively new species in the game, but is one of the fastest-growing among professional players. It features a surface hardness close to that of Maple bats, but an increased flexibility similar to that of an Ash bat.
New to the 2020 line, easy-to-read medallions have been embedded in the knob, clearly show the identifying characteristics of your bat and replacing outdated etching that has been previously used.
Louisville Slugger’s exclusive Seamless Decals are applied directly under the top coat, giving MLB Prime bats a pristine look. All MLB Prime models feature branding that blends into the bat almost as intricately as the grain of the wood itself – without added stress from pressure and heat. Thanks to this innovative technology, MLB Prime bats continue to shine after countless trips to the plate. The decal on the Six Star bat is inspired by military camouflage, seamlessly embedded in the LS shield logo.
A new condensed appearance adds the finishing touch to the completely re-designed 2020 MLB Prime lineup, giving these bats an even cleaner, high-end look. The end brand on this bat has six stars as a tribute to the product's name, and is completely fashioned in a military-inspired font.
Our completely re-engineered Craftsman-Style Cup features a thicker width edge along the end of the barrel, lending added strength and durability to the end of the bat to help reduce chipping and cracking.
The 2020 MLB Prime lineup features the revolutionary new EXOPRO finish that’s twice as hard as the previous EXOARMOR. This latest innovation in wood bat technology gives you a finish you can feel in an incredibly durable top coat that not only drastically increases surface hardness, but gives you a mirror-like finish in high-gloss models, elevating the color and grain definition of the bat. EXOPRO delivers what you’ve always wanted – a wood bat that feels as good as it looks.
MLB Ink Dot
The Ink Dot is the stamp of the highest quality wood bat. Louisville Slugger ink-dotted bats that meet slope-of-grain are approved for play in Major League Baseball. Every Maple and Birch Louisville PRIME bat carries this stamp of approval (Ash bats do not have the Ink Dot, since their grains are easily visible).
All 2020 Louisville Slugger MLB Prime bats come with a 30-day limited warranty. Restriction apply. Visit the Limited Warranty page on slugger.com for complete details.