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    I just got the Legion rules for 2008. It lists acceptable bats as wood, metal, ceramic or graphite. I have never heard of ceramic bats and I've talked to some good HS coaches who also have never heard of them. Any of you know anything about them?

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    Didn't Louisville Slugger have some ceramic type bats back around 1995-1998?
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    • #3
      Easton made one in the late 80's

      The HS team I played on from 86-89 had one around 87 or 88 for about a week. It was made by Easton...best I can remember it was putty-gray with Green EASTON writing on it. It began cracking/chipping within the first week and we returned it and got an aluminium bat instead. I didn't like the way it felt/hit the ball at all. Not anything like the modern composites.

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      • #4
        No major bat companies make ceramic bats anymore but I'm sure they released a few before. I think Louisville Slugger had one like 10 years ago or so and it was white like the one guy said.
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          Speaking of ceramic, about 20 years ago, I saw some shoes on sale with ceramic spikes. The owner of the store told me every pair he had sold had come back due to the spikes chipping. I don't remember the brand name on them.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by PhillsPhan11 View Post
            No major bat companies make ceramic bats anymore but I'm sure they released a few before. I think Louisville Slugger had one like 10 years ago or so and it was white like the one guy said.

            Yep, the one I remember was white--it hit the ball pretty well until it broke in half
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            • #7
              If you go to http://www.acers.org/purdymuseum/exhibit2/e20006b.asp there is a ceramic bat. I don't really understand why anybody would think it would be a good idea to make one because as anybody who's ever owned a mug knows, they tend to crack when you just drop it two feet. what did they think would happen with repeated blows from a baseball?
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