Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber knows the sacrifice made by first responders. He's the son of a decorated police chief and part of a family with a long history of serving as first responders. With his all-new Pro Prime KS12, Schwarber pays homage to firefighters everywhere - featuring a fire engine red color scheme, exclusive end brand and knob medallion design and metallic gold center brand.
Kyle Schwarber's KS12 player-inspired Pro Prime model was designed specfically for the Cubs star when he joined Louisville Slugger. His turn has a tapered knob and an incredible feel in a clean, two-tone look.
It is a '4' (Slightly End Loaded) on the Swing Weight Scale.
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.
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medallions have been embedded in the knob, clearly show the identifying characteristics of your bat and replacing outdated etching that has been previously used.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 indicates the MLB Prime grade of wood, the species and the length, while the bat name is engraved in the surrounding area.
The medallion on Kyle's player-inspired Pro Prime has his initials ''KS'' and his number 12 in an old-school font paying tribute to the regalia of fire departments in Chicago over the years.
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 center brand on Kyle's player-inspired Pro Prime model pops off the fire engine red paint with a sleek gold seamless decal with subtle allusions to the vintage firefighter look.
Like with other player-inspired Pro Prime models, the center brand of Kyle's bat deviates from the typical Louisville Slugger MLB Prime end brand design with a more artistic call-out to the inspiration behind the bat and the model.
Kyle's end brand pays tribute to Chicago first responders with imagery tied into the Chicago Fire Department. It has marks honoring those first responders, as well as ''Squad 12'' in reference to Kyle's number 12.
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.
All MLB Prime and Pro Prime models feature our revolutionary 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).
New for 2021, all Signature Series player game model MLB Prime bats are available for customization at SluggerCustomBats.com. That means you can put your own personal player-inspired look on a KS12 with countless design and personalization options. Build yours now at SluggerCustomBats.com.