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Barnstable Bat Company

We would like discussion from hitters on wooden bat quality, model choices, wood specie preference and bat performance. As we all know the wooden bat marketplace is flooded with many brands and quality ranges .What is the best bat wood for you?

Location: Centerville , Massachusetts
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We have just recieved a pallet of maple

Started by Thomas Bednark Apr 1, 2014. 0 Replies

Arrived today  a pallet of awesome maple 2 1/2 " billets.If looking for some great youth or pony bats in maple these will be of super grade.Tom at Barnstable BatContinue

Tags: birch, birth, wooden, ash, bat

Join the DRSEA for an awesome event in New York City on June 28th

Started by Tim Halloran Jun 15, 2013. 0 Replies

The DRSEA is hosting our 3rd annual "Making a Difference" Fundraiser.  The event includes special tribute to the Pittsburgh Pirates for their outstanding and sustained commitment to the advancement of Dominicans and the Dominican Republic,…Continue

What's your favorite bat model?

Started by The CheckSwing Clubhouse. Last reply by Steve Mancusi Mar 5, 2012. 40 Replies

What's your favorite bat model? 271 - 33" ash? 243 - 34" Maple?  Why do you prefer this model/size/wood?…Continue

Tags: size, wood, model, bat

This week

Started by Matt Borges Mar 21, 2011. 0 Replies

Hey Tom/Christine, Im going to make a trip up there this week.  I want to have you cut one of your old models.  It is an older 243mpl.  When I showed it to you last time, you said something about the template changing for you or whatever.  PM me or…Continue

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Comment by Bill Stanton on October 30, 2014 at 9:37am

Tom-  I agree with Matt. This is interesting on many levels. You may have a new business line. Sure, the up and coming bat makers who need a "masters class" can attend, but you also can have youth teams come in or birthday parties where all the kids leave with a bat they helped make. 

Comment by Thomas Bednark on October 30, 2014 at 9:20am

Matt,thanks for the input. I know we have talked on several occasions about the bat making process and business. After 23 years I have learned a great deal and many starting makers have called for ideas and information. There are many little things that make the process much better and faster.Tom at Barnstable Bat 

Comment by Matt Avery on October 30, 2014 at 8:32am

I for one think that is a great idea and very nice of you to offer.  I think you'd find even non-bat makers interested in the course.  Coaches, adult league players, etc. It'd also make a great gift for the baseball enthusiast, especially if they got to make their own bats.  For bat makers, the cost of the course would be cheap in comparison to learning as you go.  Learning from mistakes is very expensive, as I have learned first hand.  I'd be interested and I'd sign up today.  Excellent idea and a great offer from you.

Comment by Thomas Bednark on October 29, 2014 at 12:49pm

After replying to many questions about making wooden bats and the machinery used I am going to take a poll. Would any  "CheckSwing" members be interested in a two or three day course on wooden bat making? Bat making 101: materials, machinery and equipment selection and use,bat profiles, bat turning,coloration and finishes,logos and marking,laser engraving and operation,cupping.. Take a hands on course,learn some useful information and take home a six pack of MLB grade bats that you make.If there is any interest I will hold several classes over the winter months.

Comment by Pelle Högström on October 20, 2014 at 1:55pm
Hehe oke, thanks for the info...
Comment by Thomas Bednark on October 20, 2014 at 1:27pm

The Barnstable Bat   "B"  logo was introduced in 1997.The other showed up around 2008 or so. 

Comment by Pelle Högström on October 16, 2014 at 4:27pm

I'm just curious aboutthis, which came first, Barnstable Bats or Birch Bats? :p

Given the similarity between the logos... :p

Comment by Pelle Högström on October 16, 2014 at 8:49am
I know it's not up to me but how do you guys feel about being the official bat for the Myrtle Beach winter league in january? ;)
Comment by The CheckSwing Clubhouse on December 17, 2013 at 12:28am

Congrats to Mark Wilson for winning two bats from Barnstable Bat Company!

Comment by Grant Clifford on December 9, 2013 at 12:15am

Bats look awesome.  I hope to win the contest!!


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