The M110 is one of the top five most popular Louisville Slugger turning models at the Major League level and, developed in 1944, it is one of the oldest models still being used today. It uses a denser starting billet to create a more consistently hard bat and a slightly thicker handle for a balanced feel, giving you the lightest swing weight of the Louisville Slugger Prime models -- it registers as a '1' on the swing weight scale -- and maximum control when you bring the bat through the zone.
This model is made with Maple, which is the species preferred by more than 70 percent of Major League players. Maple bats are known for their surface hardness, unmatched sound and solid feel upon contact. The closed grain structure of the Maple wood lends itself to a more durable surface strength and stiffer feel. It has been stamped with an Ink Dot to indicate the highest quality wood bat, meeting slope-of-grain standards for play in Major League Baseball.
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medallions have been embedded in the knob, clearly show the identifying characteristics of your bat and replacing outdated etching that has been previously used. The medallion on Didi's player-inspired model has a knight's shield, as well as his number 18.
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 Didi's player-inspired model features the head of the knight that Didi drew.
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 Didi's player-inspired model reads "Sir Didi" with two swords on either end.
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.
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).
The conversations about the thought behind Didi's bat began at Spring Training in 2018, where the Yankees shortstop -- a skilled artist and cartoonist -- took first aim at the knight drawing that would be the inspiration for his player-inspired model.
Didi's drawing of a knight (he, himself, was knighted in 2011) was incorporated into three different facets of his player-inspired model: the knob medallion (the knight's shield), the center brand (the knight's head) and the end brand (the knight's swords).
Didi met with the Louisville Slugger product team in the LS office to talk about capabilities and options on everything from decal designs to finishes and colorways.
Using the custom MLB Prime builder on SluggerCustomBats.com as a guide, Didi put the finishing touches on his player-inspired model.
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.