c. 1904 The split-grip bat was used in both practice and play, and was an experiment in increasing the batter’s accuracy.
The batter was meant to curl a finger under the extra knob. It was thought this would improve fine control, allowing the batter to “hit’em where they ain’t”. Popularized by Hall of Famer Napoleon Lajoie.
This bat design is based on vintage bat profiles researched at the Baseball Hall of Fame. Usable for re-enactment play or as a unique conversation piece.
Made of northern white ash and given a golden oak hand finishing. The golden oak finish completes the vintage feel of this bat! Our replica bats are hand turned and will vary slightly.
Above you will be asked if your bat is for “display” or “play”. A play bat is characterized by straight wood grain, +/-3 weight. A display bat may have wavy grain and be very light or very heavy.
Engrave up to 3 lines of personalizing on this baseball bat for $10.00.
- Length: 34″
- Finish: Golden Oak wax finish
- Wood: Northern White Ash
Estimated delivery of this baseball bat is 5-12 business days.
“I just received the Nap Lajoie model bat, and I love the work you did. The finish is great, the color is perfect, the double-knob is fantastic, and the engraving crisp and faultless.” – Sean